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Linda Arbuckle

Linda Arbuckle

Linda Arbuckle’s work in majolica-glazed earthenware has been recognized internationally and has earned her a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Arbuckle is known for the luscious majolica surfaces on functional ceramic wares. Using color and floral motifs, she carries on the ancient tradition of painting on clay, bringing brightness and life to terra-cotta.

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Gallery group show Amreican Masters, June 2010


Linda Arbuckle Bio

Linda's work in majolica-glazed earthenware has been recognized through anArtists' Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as aFlorida Individual Artists' Fellowship. Artist-in-residence positions in Walesand the People's Republic of China have provided further balance of Easternand Western resources in her works.

Lectures and workshops presented include summer faculty sessions at PenlandSchool, Arrowmont School, Haystack Mountain School, Appalachian Center, SantaFe Clay, The Odyssey Center, and the Archie Bray Foundation, as well as visitingartist workshops at many art centers and universities across the U.S.

Her work appears in the collections of The World Ceramics Exposition KoreaInternational Collection, Inchon, Korea; Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT;Museum of Decorative Arts, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; ArrowmontSchool of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN; Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. DetroitInstitute Of Art, Detroit, MI; Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum, Universityof Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Margaret Harlow Collection, Bemidji University,Bemidji, MN; Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA; NationsBankCorporate Headquarters, Charlotte, NC, and Stetson University, Deland, FL.

Publications include a feature chapter in The Penland Book of Ceramics: MasterClasses in Ceramic Techniques, and Creative Pottery: A Step By Step Guideand Showcase.

Linda Arbuckle Artist Statement

The functional vessel as an art object provides personal experiences through use in one's daily life. Line, color, gesture, and the lure of materiality articulate the value of indulgence and the transience of (plant) life. The alchemy that transforms common terracotta clay into an object that speaks in a domestic setting points the way toward parallel transformations possible in the observed moments of personal life.

Linda Arbuckle Artist Resume

1983 MFA Ceramics Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
1981 BFA Ceramics, Photo Minor, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.
Select Recent Exhibitions:
The Center for Southern Craft and Design, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort. Curator: Jan Katz, Curator, The Center for Southern Craft and Design.
Wyndham Phoenix Hotel, Phoenix, AZ. La Mesa, curated by Santa Fe Clay Gallery in conjunction w/the annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference.
Pottery Workshop, Shanghai, People's Republic of China; Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen, PRC, Shared Journeys: American Art in China. Invitational, curator: Holly Hanessian for the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts, shown at 2 venues. Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV. Summer Visiting Artists' Show. In conjunction with summer session teaching. Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Speaking Low: Decorated Earthenware Pottery, group show in conjunction w/workshop.
The Art Center, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO, Contemporary Clay 2008 Biennial. Invitational.
Borelli-Edwards Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland Institute of Art Ceramics Department 1978-2008. Concurrent w/NCECA Conference. Curators: George Bowes, Dierdre Daw.
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, "Red". Invitational.Clay West, Red Lodge, MT, Ahead of the Need, invitational benefit for the Ceramic Emergency Relief Fund. Curators: Lana Wilson, Anthony Schollary.
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. Eat with Your Eyes: An Exhibition of Tables, Pottery and Food. Invitational.
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Botanical. Invitational.
University of Northern Alabama, Florence, AL, Alabama Clay Conference Exhibition. Invitational.
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, "Tea". Invitational.
Trax Gallery, Berkeley , CA. "4 Sensibilities: Linda Arbuckle, Peter Beasecker , Liz Lurie, Missy McCormick ". Invitational.
Charlie Cummings Gallery , "Cup, the Intimate Object V". Invitational, as last year's juror.
Ceramics Museum , Jingdezhen , People's Republic of China , "Annual Jingdezhen Ceramics Fair, International Exhibition". Invitational.
Dick Lehman Pottery , Goshen , IN. "Extended Hands: A Show of Support" Invitational benefit.
Racine Art Museum, Wustrum Campus, Racine, WI. "Treasure Hunt: Teapots". Curator: Bruce W. Pepich.
University Gallery, University of FL, Gainesville, FL."University of Florida 42nd Annual Art Faculty Exhibition".
Japanese Gardens, Portland, OR, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, "Pots in Portland: 15 Approaches", curated by Dan Anderson. Hilton Portland , Portland, OR. "La Mesa", Santa Fe Clay, invitational.
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. "The Informed Surface". Invited as curator and participant.
Akar Gallery and Design, Iowa City, IA. One person show.
Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC. One-person feature show.
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. "Cups, Cups, Cups". Invitational.
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. "American Masters". Invitational.
Penland School of Crafts, "20th Annual Benefit Auction". Benefit, invitational.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN. "Contemporary Functional Ceramics: Transcending Utilitarian Concerns". Curator: Charlie Cummings.
Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC. "Hot/Ice Tea IV:Teapots & Pitchers". Invitational.
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. "Pattern & Surface: Linda Arbuckle, Kathryn Finnerty, Lisa Orr, Triesch Voelker". Invitational.
Homewood House Museum, Baltimore, MD. "Earthenware Potters". In conjunction with the annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference. Invitational.Curator: Gail Kendall.