Leslie Plato Smith

Visions In Clay 2020

Leslie Plato Smith


Artist Statement:

Humans left Africa to circle the Globe looking for food, family, and opportunity. We have looked to the heavens for answers—moral and scientific. We have asked Mother Nature to make us strong, keep us healthy, and nourish our souls with the richness of our home planet’s diversity. We have created Civic Societies to build strength through unity, protect us from danger, and enable us to stay free.

Every generation asks: Who are we? What does it means to be human? In 2020, we have our work cut out for us.


“Who Are We? Fear”
Ceramics, cone 10, oxidation, underglazes, one-firing, coil built, sculpture clay.
19” x 14” x 12”