Keynote Speaker

Linda Arbuckle



Arbuckle has shown work and taught workshops at many venues across the U.S. and in several international locations. University of Florida has recognized her research with Graduate Research Professorship and her teaching with Teaching Improvement and Graduate Mentoring awards. NCECA awarded lifetime honors for Service to the Field, as well as Teaching. Recent activities include jurying the Art Axis fellowship award with Steve Lee and Linda Lopez.
Linda has served as Director-at-Large on the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts,as juror for state arts grants in Louisiana and Florida, and juried the NCECA Clay National, the Strictly Functional Pottery National and, with Justin Novak, juried the 2017 NCECA Student Juried Exhibition.
A complete CV, links to short online video demos, and other resources for
ceramics are found on her website.
The functional vessel brings experiences through the useful art object into
one ’s daily life. Line, color, gesture, and the lure of materiality articulate the value of indulgence and the transience of (plant) life.
The alchemy that transforms common terra cotta clay into a resonant object in a domestic setting points the way toward parallel transformations possible in the observed moments of personal life