Lesley Baker

Lesley Baker is a ceramic artist, sculptor and educator. Before joining the faculty at RISD, she taught at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN; UC Berkeley; and the California College of the Arts. She has an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Texas A&M University and an MFA in Ceramics from RISD. Her current work explores the resilience and power of nature by depicting adaptations of animals, idealized depictions in patterns and reuse of natural materials.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • CER-4129-01 Ceramic Sculpture
  • CER-4103-01 Moldmaking & Slipcasting For Ceramics

Spring 2019 Courses

  • CER-4106-01 Clay In Context: Special Project
  • NMSE-4106-01 Clay In Context: Special Project
  • PRINT-8965-01 Collaborative Study
  • CER-411G-01 First Year Graduate Studio Ceramics
  • CER-415G-01 Graduate Thesis, Ceramics
  • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design


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