She selected iconic modern items to furnish the family she bought pursuing her divorce in a time when basic fashionable and midcentury modern-day items had been accessible and fairly priced.
Her very first get, a spare Wilhem Wagenfeld Bauhaus desk lamp, sits within the neighborhood of an ornately carved Italian chair from the standard home in Kirkwood she’d lived in earlier. The juxtaposition not solely is efficient design-sensible, but in addition the daring pairing enhancements the narrative of a lady unafraid to only take prospects.
She initially ready to transform a journalist. Simply after she graduated from Washington School with a level in English literature, she obtained a activity as a suburban reporter for the Globe Democrat. When a full-time profession on the Globe didn’t materialize, she moved on to do the job in copywriting, promotion and neighborhood relations, lastly organising her very personal neighborhood relations company. However a factor was lacking.
“I’ve usually been a maker. I sewed, I crafted and I liked incomes paintings. Once I turned 55, I made up my mind if I didn’t do artwork proper then, when was I heading to do it? Equally my younger ones had been at school and I used to be nonetheless married. I began off getting courses in metalsmithing at Craft Alliance on Saturdays, my working time without work, with Joe Muensch,” she suggests.
“After a pair a very long time of Saturday courses, I closed my normal public relations train and decided to begin my studio in Crestwood,” she claims. “I’m a metalsmith, making jewellery and small sculptures. I wish to assume I create in metallic. I appear for metaphors to include into my artwork,” she says. We profiled Leicht’s function in Created in St. Louis in 2017.