Les Manning is born in Provost - Alberta (CA). He visits the Alberta College of Art in Calgary. He majored there in 1966. He moved to Banff and developed the Ceramic department at the Banff Centre. His inspiration is the nature and especcially the Rocky Mountains. His laminated stoneware and porcelain pieces are an abstract impression of this Rocky Mountain landscape.
Les Manning is representeed in the Netherlands by Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam.
Pictures: Les Manning in 2008 (source benyaminiceramics.org); Les Manning around 2014 (source Medalta.org); Mountain Landscape theme (source medalta.org); Mountain Landschape theme 'Windform' (source saskcraftcouncil.org); recent object (source medalta.org).
"The mountains are my spititual home", according Les Manning.