Lynda M. Jasper-Vogel's Profile

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I was born in Monterey, California. I attended schools in Monterey and received a Fine Arts Degree and Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University.
After teaching in the San Francisco Public School system for a short stint, I moved to New Mexico where my life as an independent artist began to take form. My first home was in Corrales, New Mexico where I had a successful leather shop. When I moved to Santa Fe, I learned to make hand painted wall paper, worked as a silversmith, created set designs for the community theaters and eventually went to work for the Santa Fe Opera as a carpenter and prop maker.
In 1979, I returned to California and moved to West Marin, north of San Francisco. There, I started a family and a new business. All the skills I had acquired in my life up until then were put to use in the creation my new business. I even encouraged some of my friends from…

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  • Born on December 30
  • Joined February 14, 2011

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fabric, clay, wood, repurposed objects, antique materials, beads, bones, metals, paint, yarn, lace, nails

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I was born in Monterey, California. I attended schools in Monterey and received a Fine Arts Degree and Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University.
After teaching in the San Francisco Public School system for a short stint, I moved to New Mexico where my life as an independent artist began to take form. My first home was in Corrales, New Mexico where I had a successful leather shop. When I moved to Santa Fe, I learned to make hand painted wall paper, worked as a silversmith, created set designs for the community theaters and eventually went to work for the Santa Fe Opera as a carpenter and prop maker.
In 1979, I returned to California and moved to West Marin, north of San Francisco. There, I started a family and a new business. All the skills I had acquired in my life up until then were put to use in the creation my new business. I even encouraged some of my friends from the opera to join me. The business, Sir Cedric’s, named after my father, flourished for fifteen years and supported up to fourteen artists. Sir Cedric’s created costumed mythological and historical characters. (see: Sir Cedric’s Good Heads).
Up to 50 characters were created in limited editions.Originally they were sold at Renaissance and Dicken's Fairs. Later, they were commissioned for visual display, movies, interior design and department stores windows. Some were created for the pure pleasure of artistic exploration. They have been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world
When Sir Cedric’s discontinued its production I retained possessions of one of each of the limited edition pieces and a few of the one of a kind pieces. Some of this art work is the first in the edition or a prototype for an edition, which makes them even more valuable. Although I cherish them and they have become very collectible, I have finally decided to part with some.
Currently I am living in Taos, New Mexico creating new works of art and winning more awards.

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