Linda Sikora moved to the United States from Canada to attend graduate school at the University of Minnesota. She teaches at Alfred University in the Division of Ceramic Art and shares a studio with her husband Matthew Metz in Alfred Station, where they live with their daughter Isabel.
Jars and teapots have been central to my practice for a number of years now. The teapot, more demanding of specific engineering particular to its function, and the jar, a generous canvas, its criteria of containment more permissive. These pieces fuel or act as counterpoint to other forms, or subjects under consideration. I am interested in pottery form for its familiarity and congeniality, its ability to disappear into private/personal activities and places. But this is only one aspect of the work that, through its intelligence of color, form and stance can also excite/awaken attention and thereby reflects back to the viewer their own imagination. Invisible or visible, or oscillating back and forth between these states, the pots foster both attention and inattention.