Leslie Green

Soda-fired stoneware

Soda-fired stoneware

My current clay work runs along two lines – decorative raku wallpieces that I sell in galleries, and soda-fired stoneware wall and garden art.  My deep interest in the life and art of prehistoric people is beginning to find expression in my cave-art inspired wallpieces.  I see myself as a conduit for the primitive, the feral, the part of our humanity that we knew as hunter-gatherers, including our relationship to animals. 

I have worked in clay for over 40 years.  I have made functional pottery, architectural-scale pots and murals, fountains and sculpture.  My fascination with clay continutes to grow.  I teach a raku class at Linn Benton Community College and Art & Nature for Kids workshops for the Audubon Society of Corvallis.  As my teacher, Esther James, has said, ceramics involves a mastery of three realms – forming, glazing and firing.  A long, deeply rewarding journey.