My work with clay provides me with artistic expression to create functional and decorative pieces that convey my love for nature. I often use my garden flowers, ferns and trees as inspiration. Most of my work is wheel thrown but I also create hand built vases and organic shaped bowls. Firing techniques include electric, gas and soda using underglazes and glazes. I also enjoy raku firing because of its immediate gratification and bright glaze colors.
Linda is a studio potter who has been working with clay for the past 30 years. She started taking pottery classes at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History with Valda Cox in 1990 and continued taking classes at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts for many years. She has also taken numerous workshops through the years at Touchstone Center for Crafts and other art centers throughout the country. These workshops provided her with the opportunity to grow and learn many techniques from professional potters such as Kevin Crowe, Malcolm Davis, Jack Troy and others. Since clay is a limitless medium for expression and experimentation, Linda continues to enjoy and perfect her craft. She produces both functional and decorative pieces using different firing techniques. Her imagery is mainly taken from nature with trees being the main focus. Linda’s started to work with fiber approximately 10 years ago. Her main interests are art quilting, natural dyeing and eco-printing. She has taken workshops here in Pittsburgh and also in Florida to learn various techniques. Because of her love of nature, eco-printing with leaves and plants became her focus. She continues to experiment with eco-printing on silk, wool and cotton to create scarves, quilted wall hangings and larger quilts.