Hello, My Name is Les Walker, I am a potter who lives and plays with clay in Alaska. Alaska is the largest and most sparsely populated U.S. state. It's known for its diverse terrain of open spaces, mountains and forests, with abundant wildlife and many small towns. It’s a destination for outdoor activities like skiing, mountain biking and kayaking. Massive Denali National Park is home to Denali (formerly called Mount McKinley), North America’s highest peak. I gain inspiration from my beautiful surroundings and I hope my work reflects this.
Pottery for me is an ever evolving art and my work changes from week to week depending on what moves me in a certain direction.
There are no happier people on this planet than those who decide that they
want something, define what they want, get hold of the feeling of it even
before it’s manifestation and then joyously watch the unfolding as, piece
by piece by piece, it begins to unfold. That’s the feeling of your hands
in the clay.