Leslie Ponder is an artist, teacher, and creative, raised in Jackson, Mississippi and now based in Memphis Tennessee. Her unique stoneware jewelry collection is handcrafted by Leslie in her studio, and each simple, minimal design has a lovely handmade luxurious feel to it.
"I create different forms of art out of necessity and out of love. My brain is constantly contemplating ideas and creations; they have to come out in a form, whether it be clay, painting, or jewelry making. I like to create from past experiences and feelings. I want my art to make people think, question, and be inspired.
"I have done art all my life. Art is my first love and teaching my next. I decided to open up an art studio for children. This adventure freed up my time during the day to pursue art making to the fullest. The forms have evolved over time and now, I am presenting my latest creations."