Linda Arbuckle is one of the most organized workshop presenters we’ve worked with. In fact, she presents so many workshops, that she keeps a permanent copy of her student supply list on her own website. Linda is as delightful and vibrant as her work is. As articulate her words as she is precise with a brush, her thoughtful approach to teaching is captivating to her audience. Our intimate crowd of 11 artists from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Arkansas was treated to an incredible weekend of hands-on majolica experimentation guided by the most delightful authority on the subject.
Original Linda Arbuckle Workshop Description
In this hands-on workshop Linda Arbuckle will demonstrate majolica glazing, decorating methods, and brushwork. While talking about various technical issues for low fire and majolica, she will discuss development of personal work, formal strategies for surface design, development of color, and other lively topics of ceramic interest. Linda will include a lecture presentation on historic and contemporary majolica, looking at decorated pottery and the development of her own work.
Participants will need to bring terracotta bisque pieces. Bracker’s and AMACO will supply glaze and decorating colors. Through sketchbook exercises, participants will explore options for personal surface organization and use of color.
Linda Arbuckle Bio
Linda Arbuckle trained in arts and ceramics at Cleveland Institute of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a BFA and MFA in Ceramics. A professor in Ceramics at the University of Florida School of Art + Art History, she is active in the field exhibiting her work, connecting with other clay artists, and presenting workshops. Her work in majolica-glazed earthenware has been recognized through an Artists’ Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Florida Individual Artists’ Fellowship. Artist-in-residence positions in Wales and the People’s Republic of China have provided further balance of Eastern and Western resources in her works.
She has presented summer faculty sessions at Penland School, Arrowmont School, Haystack Mountain School, Appalachian Center, Santa Fe Clay, The Odyssey Center, Anderson Ranch, and the Archie Bray Foundation, as well as visiting artist workshops at many art centers and universities across the U.S.
Her work appears in the collections of The World Ceramics Exposition Korea International Collection, Inchon, Korea; Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT; Museum of Decorative Arts, Little Rock, AR; Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN; Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. Detroit Institute Of Art, Detroit, MI; Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Margaret Harlow Collection, Bemidji University, Bemidji, MN; Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA; NationsBank Corporate Headquarters, Charlotte, NC, and Stetson University, Deland, FL.
Recent publications include a feature page in Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist’s Guide to Glaze and Color, Quarto Press, and upcoming work in the new edition of Electric Kiln Ceramics, American Ceramics Society, 2015.
Linda Arbuckle Statement
The interpreted functional vessel brings people into personal contact with an art object in daily life. The transformation of common terra cotta clay into a resonant object points the way toward parallel transformations possible through the observed moments of personal life.
We are thrilled to be able to include this current Linda Arbuckle tankard in our exhibition, available until the show closes on March 26th.:
You can learn more about Linda Arbuckle on her website, or connect with her on instagram or facebook