NO. 6 FEMIN • IS – LINDA LIGHTON

In episode No. 6 of the Femin • Is series, I sat down with local ceramicist and bona fide flowerchild Linda Lighton. Sex, drugs, rock n’ roll and ceramics, baby. This is how it’s done.

Featured photo by Tom Styrkowicz

To be the renowned artist that Linda Lighton is today, she had to rebel, and then rebel some more. So for this interview, we took a deep dive into the early years and some early work. We also took a look back at the history of the art scene in Kansas City. Below are a few pieces that we discussed in the interview. Enjoy.

The First Lady

 

Daddy’s Hungry

 

Diva Laura
clay, glaze, China paint, lustres
22″ x 9″ x 11″
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Collection
2002

 

The Czarina Damnwell clay, glaze, China paint, lustre 14.5″ x 8″ x 4″ Belger Arts Center Collection 2000

 

Love & War: The Ammunition clay, glaze, China paint, lustre 12″ x 17″ x 13″ 2012

Still hungry? Then watch this gem of a process film of Linda Lighton by Don Maxwell
and stay tuned for an upcoming bonus clip from my interview with Linda.

Lastly, here is Linda’s portrait, admittedly the metallic gold was difficult to photograph!

This episode of KC Art Pie is made possible through an Inspiration Grant from

3 Replies to “NO. 6 FEMIN • IS – LINDA LIGHTON”

  1. Congratulations Linda!
    You are one of the most strong, sincere, generous and lovely woman I’ve met in the (Art) world.
    I wish you the best!
    I hope will meet (almost in spirit) in our next group show about black ceramics in Barcelona.

  2. Thank you for your excellent interview with Linda. I met Linda at a dinner party hosted by young artists here in KC. I would love to sit down with her and discuss the same subject and how my wife went through it in Pharmaceutical Sales in the mid-1970s.

    What a great history Linda outlined. Loved the interview.

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