While living in the Texas Panhandle Linda Nowell attended a local pottery class in 1999 and began her pottery career. Her unique pottery style is a product of being a self taught artist and working in an area isolated from other potters.
Linda creates decorative, artistic and functional pottery. Her pottery includes mid-fire glazed and horsehair Raku. It contains mixed media pieces incorporating wood, leather lacing and basket weaving. Most of her creations are intricately carved and sculpted, incorporating extensive designs carved into and sometimes through the surfaces of her work. Other pieces are adorned with a crackle finish resembling a dried up lake bed. Many creations feature the technique know as chattering while others are decorated with a design resembling dragon scales. Her work varies from very smooth, polished surfaces to rougher more granulated surfaces. Inspiration is drawn from wood turners, basket weavers, sculptors and nature.
Whether it is a teapot, vase, bowl or platter, there is something about Linda’s work that is unique. While some pieces are wheel thrown, others are created using hand building methods.
People who have taught and influenced Linda are Randy Brodnax, Tony Clennell, David Furman, Steven Hill, Gary Huntoon, Robin Hopper, Billy Ray Mangham, Vince Pitelka and Collin Rosebrook.
"Peoples’ Choice Award" 2006 National Ceramic Show, San Angelo, TX.
"Best in Category" 2009 ARToberfest, New Braunfels Art League
"2012 Niche Award Finalist" Niche Magazine
In 2010 Linda’s work was featured in the Schiffer Publishing book "Ceramics Today", Jeffery B. Snyder, Editor. Linda was chosen along with 120 artists to highlight today’s innovative ceramic artists. Each artist has two pages dedicated to them and their art. Linda was very fortunate to have been chosen to be one of the artists who have their work on the cover of the book. Select here to see the cover
In December,2012 Linda was asked to join the Gallerie at Gruene in The Historic District of Gruene in New Braunfels,TX. Linda was pleased to add her ceramic art to the collection of five other fine art artists.