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Linda Christianson

Biography to Display: 

Born  1952 Rice Lake, Minnesota



1970-1974  BA Studio Art, Hamline University, St. Paduate Apprenticeship Program, Hamline University, St. Paul Minnesota

1975-1977  Ceramic Studio Workshop Program, Banff Centre School for Fine Arts, Banff,  Alberta, Canada



1977 onward  Potter

1983                Kiln Designer and Instructor, Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

1992                Instructor, Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, Ohio

1993                Lecturer, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

1996 – 1997    Lecturer, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota

2002                Koopman Distinguished Chair in Ceramics, Hartford Art School, University of  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

2001-2003       Dayton-Hudson Distinguished Visiting Teacher/Artist, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

2010                Instructor, Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

2011-2014       Instructor, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, Massachusetts

2012                Kiln Designer and Instructor, Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

2013-2015       Instructor, Bethel Horizons Art Venture, Dodgeville, Wisconsin



Linda Christianson is known for wood fired stoneware pottery. Christianson lives in rural Minnesota and has been working as a studio potter since the 1970’s.

Linda Christianson recorded an oral history in 2014; “A Measure of the Earth: An Oral History of the Potters of the St. Croix River Valley,” which can be found in the Minnesota Digital Library Archives, and was published in cooperation with the American Craft American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California




Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

East Central Arts Board, Mora, Minnesota

Frederick Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Glenboe Museum, Calgary, Alberta

Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society, Navarre, Florida

Margaret Harlow Collection, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota

Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Mashiko, Japan

Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota

Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Parks Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plains Art Museum, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Ron Gallas Cup Library, St Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Shimpo America, Naperville, Illinois

Southwest State University, Marshall, Minnesota

Union University, Jacksonville, Tennessee

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas


Bibliography to Display: 

Christianson, Linda. “A Potter’s Day: Linda Christianson Wood-Fired Pots in Minnesota, USA.” Ceramic Review, Sept./Oct. 2001, Issue 91.

Christianson, Linda. “Linda Christianson: Lindstrom, Minnesota.” Ceramics Monthly, Jun-Aug. 2012, Vol. 60, Issue 6.

Christianson, Linda. “The Practice of Reading.” Studio Potter 35, no. 2 (Summer Fall 2007).

Christianson, Linda.  “Get the Pots to the People.” Studio Potter April 2020.

Silberman, Robert. “Linda Christianson.” Ceramic Arts and Perception, 2013, Issue 92.

Tudball, Ruthanne. “Linda Christianson: Talk & Walk: Westminster University/ Contemp. Ceramics, London.” Ceramic Review, Jan./Feb., 2002, Issue 93.




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Typical Marks

The work is typically unsigned, we show a mark that exists.

Pouring Bottle
Form: Bottle
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Wax Resist, Woodfire
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Form: Plate
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Date: 1983
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.5 x 9.7 inches
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.306
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.306

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 22, 2023.