Leslie Krist’s ceramic work is defined by her love of nature.
Natural forms always seem to find a way into her pottery and tiles. Her current work showcases sgraffito, a classic and labor intensive technique which involves painting colored slip (generally black slip) onto the surface of the pot or tile and scratching away the black to reveal nature’s beauty in each design.
She loves the interaction between the graphic quality of the black and white image and the texture created by scratching away the clay. As the design is revealed, the clay is left with a sculptural, almost wood grain texture creating unique pottery and tiles that are beautiful, but also functional.