Linda Arbuckle
Birth Date: 1950

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Linda Arbuckle graduated with a BFA in Ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1981, and a MFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design in 1983. She taught ceramics at the University of Florida for 23 years, from 1992 to 2016. Her work is usually functional earthenware covered with a majolica glaze. Majolica glaze originated in the Middle East and was popular in Italy and Spain. The glaze itself is an opaque, tin enamel that conceals the color of the clay. It is heavy and colorful. Arbuckle's home and studio are located in Florida, where she lives next to wetlands with a dog, cats, and chickens. Her husband, who was also a potter, sadly passed away. Arbuckle said: "Nature and making things are lifelong interests. I was a teen in the sixties, and appreciated the ideas of making and doing firsthand to enrich and transform life. The sense of adventure and engagement in the thrill of the chase of creating keeps me going back to the well over and over. When I finally got to art school, I found I was not alone, and feel very at-home in the community of other makers. It’s a values-driven world of thoughtful people, usually in both senses of the word, and I feel fortunate to be in those worlds."