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Linda Clark

1956 in Blackpool, England

Lives and works in 
Bristol City

Last update of artist details 
08 Jul 2002

Artist website and online exhibitions 

Price range 
£45 to £10000

Years experience 

I make ceramic prints as individual wall hung artefacts and as murals and flooring for site-specific and architectural settings. The process I use combine woodblock and linocut techniques with computer graphics to print onto ceramic. In my desire for richer surfaces I use direct prints from plants overprinted in layers. Paperclay has added further possibilities to join raw and fired clays in a further firing, rather like appliqué embroidery. A subtle use of texture reflects my interest fixing ephemeral qualities. Multi fired surfaces, plant prints and the casual accident of the cat's footprints in clay make my deliberate reference to archaeology. In 2001 I received a grant from South West Arts to further this more experimental strand of my work in ceramic printmaking.

Commissions and residencies 
2001 Ceramic floor for Bandstand Bristol, funded by Lampro, Bristol
2000 Ceramic Murals for two areas at the City of Bristol College, funded by college
1999 Mural for Maudsley Hospital, Taunton, funded by Art for Life
1998 Prints for the walls of the River Parrot Information centre. Funded by
1998 Residency, teaching printmakers how to use paper clay and ceramic techniques, exhibition of work toured to Guadalahara, IAGO, Institute of Graphic Arts, Oaxaca, Mexico,

Solo exhibitions 
2000 Two ceramic murals for spiral ramps, City of Bristol College, Bristol
1999 Ceramic prints, Maudsley Hospital, Taunton
1993 Museums and Makers, exhibition of prints and museum artifacts, City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Group exhibitions 
2001 House of Stuff Presents ARTOSAURUS, Centre Space, Bristol Crafts Centre, Bristol
2001 Natural Selection, The Bristol Guild, Bristol
1999 Artists from the River Parret Sculpture Trail, The Meeting House, Illminster, Somerset
1998 Ceramic Prints, Howard Gardens Gallery, Bristol
1998 Innovative Printmaking from Bristol, IAGO, Institute of Graphic Arts, Mexico
1990/98 Mini Prints Exhibition, Cadaques, Barcelona, Spain

Prizes and awards 
2001 Crafts Award, Southwest Arts
1998 Award to travel to Mexico to teach, British Council
1998 Award to travel to Mexico to teach, IAGO, Institute of Graphic Arts, Oaxaca, Mexico
1997 Bursary for printmaking research, University of the West of England, Bristol
1993 Award to co-ordinate Stepping Out and publish catalogue for King Street Gallery, Bristol from Changing Places Enviromental Arts Trust
1992 Award for Lancashire Artists, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston from Max Graphics and EP Electronics, Bath
1992 Award for International Mailart Project, Watershed Media Centre from Changing Places Environmental Arts Trust
1987 Prize, Cleveland International Drawing Biennale

1998 MA, Ceramics, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
1991 City and Guilds 730, Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate, Stage II
1981 BA Hons, Fine Art, Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, Wiltshire

Training and work experience 
1993/97 Registration of MPhil/Phd, University of The West of England
1993/97 Innovative Printmaking techniques including the use of computers in British Art

Teaching experience 
2000/02 Children's workshops for AYA Bristol
1991/97 Research Assistant, Printmaking, University of the West of England, Bristol
1991/94 Part-time Lecturer, Painting, Adult Education, Bath College Further Education
1991 Visiting Lecturer, Printmaking, Filton College, Bristol
1989/91 Head of Art, Cornaught College, Bath
1987/91 Part-time Lecturer, Fine Art Department, University of the West of England, Bristol

Professional societies 
Changing Places Environmental Arts Trust, Bristol
Bristol Printmaker's Workshop, Spike Island, Bristol

University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath
Cleveland County Council
IAGO Centre for Graphic Arts, Oaxaca, Mexico

Areas of work 
Adult education, Lecturing, New technologies, Workshops

Art skills 
Ceramics, Digital art, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking

Community arts, Early years education, Exhibiting, Practice-based research, Primary education, Private commissions, Public art, Radio/TV, Residencies, Secondary education, Tertiary education, Working with architects, Murals

I am interested in innovative print techniques and in the use of paper clay for printmaking as well as for ceramicists. Botanical horticultural and environmental issues profoundly influence the content of my work in the field of printed ceramics. I am involved in a number of Public Art projects in the South West of England, which has given me the opportunity to work alongside architects and builders to produce murals and hearths.

Languages spoken 

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Burnt Flower, 2001

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Puddlewood, 2001

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Untitled, 2000

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Written out, 2000



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