Linda Christianson and Jan McKeachie-Johnston
April 3 - April 21, 2004
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."
Jan McKeachie Johnston
Updated 9/23/13 The work of Jan McKeachie-Johnston, a ceramic artist of more than 20 years, grows out of a strong tradition of functional ceramics from England and Japan (Bernard Leach/Shoji Hamada). It has also been informed and inspired by the ancient Minoan pottery of Crete, Jomon pottery of Japan, American Indian and Japanese basket forms, Iranian pottery and African pottery and masks. The sense of form, rich surface patterns and textures of these artistic influences reflect and offer a connection between humanity and art that McKeachie- Johnston has captured in her own work.
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