Linda Christianson is an independent studio potter who lives and works in rural Minnesota. She studied at Hamline University (St Paul, Minnesota), and the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts (Banff, Alberta, Canada). She exhibits nationally and internationally, including one person exhibits in London and St. Louis. Her pieces are in numerous public and private collections, including the American Museum of Ceramic Art and the Glenboe Museum. An itinerate educator, Linda has taught at colleges and universities, including Carleton College, the Hartford Art School, and the University of Georgia – Athens. She received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her recent writing appeared in Studio Potter and The Log Book. One of her goals is to make a better cup each day.
After 40 plus some years, I am still excited and troubled opening the studio door. The qualities that I search for in my work are fairly straight-forward. I am interested in a pot that does its duty well yet can stand on its own as a visual object.Trying to get the form right and then laying down a quiet surface with the wood kiln is always a challenge. My work hopefully acts like engaging tools in the life they carry forward.