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Linda Manning


I’ve always been a very visual and tactile person. That more than anything is what led me to pottery as my art of choice. My pottery is not about precision, but about movement, flow, and balance. Through my education as a designer I've studied extensively about space and the use of space, the negative and the positive, the indoor and the outdoor. I've worked at translating these design principles into my pottery. The organic feel of something that is hand-built vs wheel-thrown has probably been the most driving factor in the evolution of my work from purely wheel-thrown to mostly slab-built and altered pieces.

I don't have a lifetime of pottery behind me so I find my work is still evolving as I explore and experiment with different techniques in glazing, alternate firing methods and sculpture over functional. My desire is to have someone want to pick up a piece of my work, enjoy its visual aesthetics, its weight, its texture, its balance, whatever it was that made me appreciate my end result. I'm not a production potter and probably never will be... I enjoy too much the exploration of "what can I do differently this time”

Linda Manning was born in Texas and has lived in Boerne, TX, since 1992. Linda holds a degree in Interior Design from University of Texas San Antonio School of Architecture. Linda has been a practicing Registered Interior Designer since 2001, owning her own consulting/design firm since 2002.

As a member of the San Antonio Potters' Guild she has participated in Empty Bowls and the annual Clay Festival. As a member of the Boerne Professional Artists she has been accepted in the Texas Hill Country Invitational and the Parade of Artists. Linda is currently in the Texcetera Gallery in Johnson City.

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