Lester Jones

Memphis, TN

Lester Jones is a noted raku artist.  His sculptural work of men, women, and children is known for capturing the human spirit of ordinary people.

Using clay, wire, beads, and the raku firing process, he creates exotic looks with a tapestry of braids, coils, twists, and beaded locs to accentuate the kindred spirit for his figurative work.

Born and raised in Memphis, Lester studied art at the University of Memphis and is currently a middle school art teacher. Since 1988, his work has been collected throughout the Mid-South. Lester Jones has many accomplishments including being featured on HGTV, selected as Best in Show at various art festivals, and having his work been published in several art magazines.