|My creative inspiration comes from an interest in Mediterranean Pottery, the tiles of the Middle East and North Africa, and Japanese Ink Painting with its simple, yet elegant brushwork. Travel is a great inspiration for me and adds immensely to my designs and life as an artist.|
Leslie Koehler's Majolica style pottery incorporates the many elements of her world-wide interests in designing and crafting her work. All of her pottery is one of a kind and created to be cherished for generations.
In 2012, Leslie returned from a year in Tanzania working to develop ceramic water filter technology. Tanzania is a developing country and the need for safe water is crucial to the people who live there. The ceramic filter is one option for household users to be directly in control of their families safe drinking water supply. It was rewarding to work on a meaningful development project with a ceramics focus.
The project is ongoing and Leslie is still involved, working as a ceramics consultant for Safe Water Ceramics of East Africa and Safe Water Now.
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This artist resides in Plainfield.