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Linda McFarling

Linda McFarling

Linda McFarling’s studio pottery honors the rich traditions of the past, while certainly adding to them. She works with several different clay bodies, fired in a salt-soda kiln with a surface palette limited to only a few slips and glazes. Her primary interest has always been form, creating work with strength and freshness. Her forms are distinctive in their grace and elegance.

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Linda McFarling Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Linda McFarling at MudFire

Gallery group show American Masters Biennial, June 2010
Gallery group show Mug*Shots, August 2009
Gallery group show American Masters, May 2008
Gallery group show Asheville in Atlanta, September 2004

 

Linda McFarling Artist Statement

My aim as a functional potter is making pots that honor the rich traditions of the past, while hopefully adding to them. I am currently working with several different clay bodies, fired in a salt-soda kiln. I restrict myself to only a few slips and glazes. I find myself very inspired as well as challenged working within these confines. It allows me an intimacy and interaction throughout the whole process.

My primary interest has always been in form. I want my work to show a strength and freshness from the making throughout the firing. I prefer to work in a style that lets one pot tell me what to do with the next. Each kiln load, while yielding exciting new pots, also gives me invaluable information for further refinement. Slow, steady. Always evolving.

My whole purpose in making pots is to share the joy I derive from this incredible creative process with the user.



Linda McFarling Artist Resume

Education:
1978 Wesleyan College, Macon Ga., BFA Degree in Painting
1972 - 1975 Mercer University, Macon GA.
Selected Recent Exhibitions and Juried Shows:
2007
"The Firm; Inspiration and Evolution"
NCECA Louisville, KY.
Teapot Invitational
Penland Gallery Penland, NC.
"90" Teapots that Pour
Xen Gallery St. Louis, MO
"Drink It In"
Worchester Center For Crafts Worchester, MA
"20 X 20" Vision
Design Gallery Burnsville, NC
2006
Strictly Functional Pottery Nat'l.
Ephrata, PA.
"Soda Chicks"
Terra Incognito Oak Park, Ill.
Functional Invitational
Washington St. Gallery West Virginia
"La Mesa"
Santa Fe Clay NCECA Portland. Ore.
"Spotlight 2006"
Kentucky Art Museum Louisville, KY.
"The Simple Cup"
Seward Pk. Clay Studio Seattle, WA.
"Style and Function"
National Clay Invitational
Blue Spiral 1 Asheville, NC.
Penland Benefit Auction
Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC.
2005
"Gas It Up"
Salt, Soda, Slip NCECA
The Potters Guild Baltimore, MD.
Strictly Functional Pottery Nat'l.
Ephrata, PA.
"La Mesa"
Santa Fe Clay NCECA
Baltimore, MD.
"Endless Variations"
Shino Review NCECA
Baltimore, MD.
Going to Pot
N.C. Pottery Center Seagrove, NC.
Woodfired Invitional
Blue Spiral I Gallery Asheville, NC.
"Soda Chicks" Solo Exhibit
Clay Art Center Port Chester, NY.
2004
Southern Pitchers
Southern Pottery Gallery Colombia, SC
At Your Service
Kreeger Gallery Truro, MA.
Southern Cups
Southern Pottery Center Columbia, SC
Functional Ceramics Invitational
Blue Spiral 1 Asheville, NC
Working Potters: Mentors and Colleagues
Birke Art Gallery Marshall Univ.
Huntington, WVA.
Women in Clay
Odyssey Gallery Asheville, NC
Potters & Mentors
American Folk Art Gallery Asheville, NC
This Splendid Table
Kentucky Art Museum Louisville, KY
Duets
Kentucky Art Museum Louisville, KY
Asheville In Atlanta
Mudfire Pottery Center Atlanta, GA
2003
ACC Spotlight 2003
Blue Spiral I Asheville, NC
Pots In The Kitchen
Vancouver, BC
Derbyshire, UK
Strictly Functional Pottery National
Ephrata, PA
25 Potters X 5 Pots
AKAR Gallery Iowa City. IA
Functional Pottery Invitational
Santa Fe Clay Santa Fe, NM
Potters Of GA. & NC.
Bascpm-Louise Gallery Highland. NC
At Your Service 2003
Kreeger Pottery & Gallery Harwich Port, MA
Hundreds Of Cups
Santa Fe Clay Santa Fe, NM
100 Teapots
Baltimore Clayworks Baltimore, MD
2002
Hot Ice III Pitchers & Teapots
Blue Spiral I Asheville, NC
Stoneware Rituals For Daily Use
Red Star Studios NCECA Clay Conference
Kansas City, Kansas
Pots Presented
Baltimore Clay Works Baltimore, MD
2001
Objects For Use: Handmade By Design
American Craft Museum New York, New York
National Clay Invitational
Blue Spiral I Asheville, NC
2001 Pottery Exhibition
Bascom-Louise Gallery Highlands, NC
Salt & Ash
Santa Fe Clay Santa Fe, NW
Art of Contemporary American Pottery
Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Hendersonville, NC
From Shoulder to Foot
Quinlan Visual Arts Center Gainesville, GA
9th Strictly Functional
Lancaster Museum Of Art Lancaster, PA
Teapot Invitational
Carolina Clay Charlotte, NC
NC Clay, Past & Present
NC Pottery Center Seagrove, NC
Clay & Community Of Penland / NCECA
Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC
2000
8th Strictly Functional Pottery National
Lancaster Museum Of Art Lancaster, PA
Handles & Spouts: Tea Pots by Contemporary Southern Artists
Swan Coach House Gallery Atlanta, GA
"Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt" Invitational
Ohio Craft Museum Colombus, OH