My name is Leslie Falteisek-Sultemeier. I was born
and schooled in Minnesota. I received my Master of Fine Arts
in ceramics (1971) under the renown potter and teacher
Warren MacKenzie at the Univ. of Minnesota. He studied with
Bernard Leach in England and Hamada, one of Japan’s National
Treasures, and carried on the tradition of pottery that is
affordable and made to be used everyday. I am striving to
follow in that philosophical footstep.
After college, I worked in graphic design,
rubber stamp manufacturer, and the (then new)vinyl industry
for 20+ years. Along the way, I raised and showed Manx cats,
in 1985 becoming an Judge for the Cat Fanciers’ Association.
I moved from Minnesota to Texas in 1994, delighted to leave
the cold & snow behind, and added accounting to my list of
In 2005, I married Kermit Sultemeier and
moved to his home-place outside of Johnson City, Texas. We
have Braunvieh-Brangus-Brahma beef cattle and BoerX meat
goats. I decided to retire from judging in 2010 and
accounting in 2015. This gave me the opportunity to set up a
small pottery studio at our ranch.
Going back to
pottery was like “coming home”. It has taken over most of my
creative outlets and will hopefully continue to do so for
many years to come. The ranch in itself is a full-time
endeavor, but I am happy to be celebrating over 50 years in
After looking through the site, if you
have any questions about my
pottery, please feel free to
I would be happy to answer your questions.