Lesley Jensen

The process of making ceramics has always intrigued me. As important as the final product is with any piece of art, it is the journey each pot takes through its making that captivates me. The endless ways to form, decorate, glaze, and fire ceramics can consume a lifetime of experimentation and play. For the last 30 years I’ve been exploring new surfaces, new ways to fire my work. The unglazed surface of a burnished vessel has become an intriguing canvas in which I can experiment with a variety of firing techniques.

My work has always been vessel oriented, influenced by Greek, Hittite, Minoan and early Native American work. Even though my work is mainly thrown on the wheel, I enjoy altering and playing with the thrown form, often stretching the limits of the material.