About the artist
Linda Lee Kiepke fell in love with colored 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. Kiepke is proud of her role as a community organizer. She help found ClaySpace is a 501(c)3 co-op in 2006. 55 ClaySpace has 55 Resident Artists, year-round classes, sales, and gallery shows for the public.
“I’m having fun embossing and block printing 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 three-dimensional piece, adds challenge to my creative process.
Beyond teaching and making functional work, most years I take on a larger project example: mixed media sculpture, painting, bas-relief, mosaic or mural.”