Leslie Falteisek

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 vocations.

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 the arts!

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.