linda day dunlap
Throughout her 40 years working with clay, Linda has continually incorporated humor into her artwork. Her pieces are hand-built and wheel-thrown using white earthenware clay. After bisque firing, Linda draws and paints her animal-filled scenes using underglazes and a fine brush, finishing up with the final black-lined detail and pattern-work that is her signature. Everything is then glaze fired and fully functional, useable in a microwave, and permanently entertaining. No harmful toxins or minerals are present in any of the materials used.
Linda's roots are in the Midwest; she studied painting, drawing and clay at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as well as at the University of Minnesota. She also spent a year studying with an installation artist in Stockholm, Sweden. For several years, she had a weekly cartoon published: 'Country Pun' in The Country Today, a regional rural newspaper.
Most recently. two installations have been done for Mayo Clinic Pediatrics areas – Ice Cream Marathon for Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Rice Lake, Wisconsin and a collection of 7 wall-mounted birdhouses entitled Life Lessons for the Barron, Wisconsin clinic.
For several years Linda has also coordinated the Stockholm Art Fair in Stockholm, Wisconsin.