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Welcome to the art of Linda Yates…

After graduating from a fine art degree in 1995 I went to pottery evening classes and fell in love with the tactile, sensuous quality of clay. I’ve been hooked ever since. Once the evening class courses were completed I volunteered at a local open access pottery studio over a period of four years, helping with the general running of the studio (and picking up techniques and tips along the way). I was repaid for all my efforts with an old, small kiln for free at the end of it!!!

I generally smoke fire my pieces so that the surface is unglazed. They are all hand-built using a combination of techniques from coiling to pinching and then once the form is finished it is burnished using small stones. This process is incredibly time consuming and a huge bond is forged between me and the…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 14
  • Joined October 30, 2010

Favorite materials

Clay, paint, felt, wool

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About

Welcome to the art of Linda Yates…

After graduating from a fine art degree in 1995 I went to pottery evening classes and fell in love with the tactile, sensuous quality of clay. I’ve been hooked ever since. Once the evening class courses were completed I volunteered at a local open access pottery studio over a period of four years, helping with the general running of the studio (and picking up techniques and tips along the way). I was repaid for all my efforts with an old, small kiln for free at the end of it!!!

I generally smoke fire my pieces so that the surface is unglazed. They are all hand-built using a combination of techniques from coiling to pinching and then once the form is finished it is burnished using small stones. This process is incredibly time consuming and a huge bond is forged between me and the piece I am working on. They genuinely are a labour of love.

I have exhibited nationally but most notably at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where I was given a showcase and my work sold out within two weeks!

For the last couple of years I haven’t been making as I have two small children who have had my undivided attention. Now it is time for me to do something for myself again.

These pieces are purely decorative and are not meant to be functional.

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