Linda Wren Ceramics

Linda Wren Ceramics

About The Artist

LInda Wren • Henrico, VA

I try to breathe life into clay. To imbue it with feelings or just to capture moments in time. To massage the mundane with magic so that it reveals the wonder within. Each figurative sculpture is a character with a story. I received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University with a foundation in Graphic and Industrial Design, and spent most of my career working in 2 dimensions, designing ads. It was not until 2020 that I started to explore ceramic figurative sculpture, and thus found my passion.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

All work is handbuilt and one-of-a-kind. No molds or duplicates. Ceramics is fired to bisque then a cold finish is applied.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

When I am working with clay, constructing a 3-d figure, I can literally feel the character come to life. Gradually, their story emerges, shaped by their emotion, expression and attitude. As a former Art Director, color and texture are very important to me. I devour a challenge, whether it be how to configure poses that are anatomically correct while testing the physics of clay. Or how to create the texture of a knit cap, ice cream, the ocean, or ivy.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I did not find this passion for creating figurative sculpture until 2020. Confined to my home studio, due to covid restrictions and unable to use the ceramic studio at Richmond Visual Arts, I started to hand-build characters. Loved it! And I resigned from my career as a creative in Advertising to explore this passion.