Linda Shusterman Porcelain
"This current series evolved through my exploration in clay of form and surface decoration."
The porcelain forms that Linda Shusterman throws on the wheel provide a three-dimensional surface for her study of color, pattern, and composition.
Her pieces are painted with polychrome slips, incised, and slip-trailed. She fires them in a large gas kiln to cone 10-11 in an oxidized atmosphere. This allows her to produce bright colors and smooth, clear glazes.
The seascapes and lush vegetation of the Caribbean have influenced her work. The spiral--inspired by carvings in the art and architecture that she's seen in the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan--is an ever-present theme in her work. It represents the spiraling of life--how it is constantly in motion.
Linda her MFA in ceramics from Clemson University. Her work is exhibited nationally in galleries and craft collections. Recently she served as a juror for the America Craft Council Exhibitions. She teaches ceramics at Rowan College and the Philadelphia Community College. She was awarded a Crafts Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 1990. Linda maintains a studio at home in Deptford, NJ.