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Linda Christianson

Linda Christianson is a studio potter and ceramics instructor. She has exhibited widely from London to Santa Fe. Her work is strongly based in function and is informed by traditional vessels and containers used in everyday life.

Christianson writes, "having made pots now for about 35 years, I am surprised that it is still both a hopeful and troublesome effort to make a decent pot. 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. Woodfiring offers aquiet surface that I am after. These pots are not sculpture; they seem to act more like engaging tools than anything else."


Education: 1970-1974 Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota ; B.A. Studio Art
1974-1975 Hamline University Graduate Apprenticeship Program
1975-l977 Ceramic Studio Workshop Program, Banff Centre School for Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

“Florida Heat Surface 2017”, Morean Center for the Arts, St Petersburg, Florida


“Coast to Coast: A Survey of American and Canadian Ceramics, Brancoveanu Palace Cultural Center, Mogosoaia/Bucharest, Romania
“Beauty of Zen”, Ann Linnemann Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Linda Christianson and Jan McKeachie Johnston, New Pots/Utility2, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, Massachusetts
“Woody Girls”, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, California
“Yunomi Invitational”, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
“La Mesa”, Santa Fe Clay, Kansas City, Missouri
“Pots on Wheels”, NCECA, Kansas City, Missouri
“Clay”, The Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota
“Utilitarian Clay VII Past Presenters”, Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
“Cup: The Intimate Object XII”, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Florida
“Moving Forward”, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois
“Simple Cup 2016”, Kobo Gallery, Seattle, Washington


“Teapots VII”, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland
“Serviceability”, Robert T Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
“La Mesa”, Santa Fe Clay, Providence, Rhode Island
“Potters for Peace”, Art Space 220 Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
“Both Artist and Mother”, Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, Rhode Island
“Women Working with Clay”, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia
“Cup: The Intimate Object XI”, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Florida
“Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire”, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
“The Almighty Cup”, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, New York
“Iowa Clay Conference Presenters”, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
“Yunomi Inviational”, Raymond  Avenue Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota
“CUPS: Hundreds of Cups”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico
“Crafted: Ceramic Tableware”, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“Simple Cup Show”, Kobo Gallery, Seattle, Washington


“Passing It On: From Bernard Leach to Jeff Oestreich to the Midwest and Beyond”, Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, California
“30 x 5: The Sushi Service”, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
“The Cup II: 60 Artists, 300 Interpretations”, Robert T Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois”
“Red River Reciprocity: Contemporary Ceramics in Minnesota and North Dakota”, Plains Art Museum,Grand Forks, North Dakota
“Embracing Function: Contemporary Approaches to the Utilitarian Vessel”, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, The College of Brockport, Brockport, New York
“La Mesa”, Santa Fe Clay, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“National Teapot Show IX”, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmor, North Carolina
“Cup: The Intimate Object X”, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Florida
“Hot Mamas: Women Who Woodfire”, 18 Hand Gallery, Houston, Texas
“paper/plate”, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas
“Crafted”, Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“Hot Mamas: Women Who Woodfire”, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, Texas
“American IPottery”, Sarah Silberman Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland
“Yunomi Inviational”, Raymond  Avenue Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota