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Linda Siska

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1950Born Westfield, Massachusetts


1972BA St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York


1974-1975Apprenticeship, with Master Potter Nacano Tochi, Karatsu, Japan

1977-1979Apprenticeship, with Bob Woo


1978—Studio Potter

1982—Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics, Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts


Linda Siska is known for functional stoneware and earthenware pottery.

She is also well known for raku fired work (raku: a firing technique originating in Japan. In the USA, the pot is removed from a kiln at glaze maturation, and usually immersed in a post-firing reduction of combustibles, giving part of the surface a black, smoky, unpredictable appearance; a raku pot is for decoration only).

Siska's study in Japan greatly influences her pots and her lifestyle.



Typical Marks

Siska's typical signature is her last name scratched into unglazed base of the pot.

Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 29, 2023.


Japan, raku