Tesha, owner of Lepus Studios, grew up on both sides of the Cascades in Washington State, cracking rocks on the Wenatchee River and playing in the tidal pools of the Puget Sound. Her love of natural spaces began early and informs her work to this day. Her studio sits above the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River, surrounded by the foothills of Mount Baker.
Tesha picked up ceramics after finding a pottery wheel in the attic. Despite a degree in Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts she had never touched clay, and so began the process of teaching herself a new medium. A few years later and she is creating work that explores the traditions of ceramics, creating work that is both sensible and sentimental.
When she’s not in the studio you’ll likely find her outside, galloping through hay fields or wandering about the river and the mountains. She is often accompanied by her rescue pug, Moby.
Lepus Studios in the News
"Technicolor Croissants and More Glimpses Into the Future of Pastries; Of Course They Care About the Ceramics"
in Bon Appetit Magazine, April 2018
in Eater Seattle, November 2018
in Seattle Met, December 2018
in Seattle Met, February 2019