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Linda Siska

Biography to Display: 

1950Born Westfield, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

1972BA, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

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

1977-1979Apprenticeship, with Bob Woo

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

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).

Linda Siska studied pottery in Japan, which greatly influences her pots and her lifestyle.

 

 

Typical Marks

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

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

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 28, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/siska

Tags

Japan, raku