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About the artist 

 

Linda Lee Kiepke fell in love with colored clay slips and soda firing while attending Arizona State University. She shares that love with her students and fellow Resident Artists at ClaySpace Ceramic Arts Center in Lisle, IL. At ClaySpace - 55 Resident Artists, and over 80 students enjoy year-round classes, public sales, and monthly gallery shows. Kiepke is proud of her role as a community organizer. She is one of the founders of  ClaySpace as a 501(c)3 in 2006.

 

“I’m having fun block printing embossed images into clay slabs via a linoleum cut mat. I inlay hand-colored porcelain clay slips into the print and then roll black underglaze over the embossed lines. The challenge comes when I go to build with the slabs. Keeping the still-wet images fresh and intact, while intuitively transforming them from a flat slab into a 3D piece, adds challenge to my creative process."

 

 Beyond teaching and making functional ceramic work, Linda regularly explores other methods of working - mixed media sculpture, painting, bas-relief, tiles, mosaics, stained glass, fibers, and murals. 

 

"I'm healthiest when I'm creating and pushing myself to explore new ideas and ways of making."

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