Andrew Linderman Pottery

Andrew Linderman Pottery

About The Artist

Andrew Linderman • Arena, WI

The pots I create are intended to bring artwork into daily living while enhancing the interactions between food, drink, people, and their community. As a craftsperson, I endeavor to create highly utilitarian wares for people to use, touch, see, and experience on a consistent basis. My forms are loosely inspired by the natural world. Just like all oak trees are distinguished from any other species in the forest, each tree is also unique unto itself. I find beauty in the diversity that handcrafted works bring into our assembly-line culture. The realm of function gives me parameters in which I can explore the purpose and utility of each form and how handmade ceramics augment everyday experiences. By considering how the forms are interacted with I strive to help the user get more satisfaction from commonplace occasions.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

My work is primarily wheel-thrown, textured, and altered. I use high-fire stoneware and porcelain fired in wood and electric kilns.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I'm curious and love to figure out how the world works; clay offers a uniquely kinesthetic way of exploring a nearly infinite number of variables. I enjoy creating artwork that can be used to serve the food and drink the nourish our body and minds, enhancing that experience, and helping bring people together around meals.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

Over the past year I have been exploring the relationship between my woodfired and electric fired surfaces. By layering "fake ash" glazes, creating matte glazes with surface variation based on applied thickness, and placing work on faux seashells, my electric work has been able to emulate the serendipitous surfaces common on wood and salt/soda fired ceramics.