Leslie Green

"For over 50 years, I have worked as a potter, sculptor, and teacher, and have used clay to make vessels, dinnerware, sculpture, and wall art. At present, my art has two directions: cave-art-inspired stoneware wall pieces depicting the wolves that have recently returned to Oregon, and colorful, abstract monoprints that evoke the mysteries of a forest."

Leslie Green's work reflects her love of nature, animals, and geologic forms and forces. She explores the dramatic ways that our relationships with animals have changed from pre-civilized times to the present. She hopes to bring the viewer to recognize a connection that humans have had to these magnificent animals going far back into prehistoric time.

In her current work, slabs of stoneware clay are drawn upon, textured, and tossed on the floor to stretch the image and elongate the form. Before firing, she uses slips and glazes to achieve the qualities of mineralized stone.

Leslie Green has devoted most of her career to clay, beginning as a potter in her teens and expanding into architectural-scale vessels and sculpture. She founded Terraclay Studio in Santa Monica, California, in the 1980s and has taught ceramics privately and at the community college level to the present day.

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Water Spirit Plates
Ceramic Plate

by Leslie Green
$ 264 - $ 296
Before the Hunt
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Leslie Green
$ 500
Oregon Wolves 7
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Leslie Green
$ 600
Intent
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Leslie Green
$ 500
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Clay and Canvas: Leslie Green A 50-year retrospective , Philomath, Oregon, Benton County Historical Museum, June, 2018