Lisa Lincoln
Medium: Sculpture and Ceramics/Pottery

Studio Location:
280 Nevins Street
Studio # Studio # 3-3

Phone: 718-854-3586



Artist Bio:
I grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and was lucky to begin taking classes at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts when I was four years old. I moved to New York City to attend Barnard College and graduated magna cum laude in 1979. In 1986 I earned a master's degree from Pratt Institute in art therapy. I have taken courses at the Art Students League, the School of Visual Arts, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Greenwich House Pottery.

Recently I have worked in senior centers as a teaching artist for Elders Share The Arts (ESTA) and as a SPARC and a Su Casa teaching artist under the auspices of the NYC Departments for the Aging and of Cultural Affairs. Enabling other people to create their own artwork gives me great joy.

Artist Statement:
I like to create sculptures that amuse the viewer. I used to focus solely on fantasy, now I approach the real fairly often. And when I do occasionally address the abominations of our time, I never go stark or scary in my artwork. I think it is important to find humor and create satire when situations are dire.

I generally come to the studio with ideas and reference materials, but as work develops, the clay often suggests new directions. I build sculptures using clay coils and some slabs. I carve and model the details. My older work is done in kiln-fired clay and finished with slips, oxides, glazes and an occasional cold finish. My newer work is made with air-dried clay and finished in acrylic. I hope you enjoy it.

All images and text copyright Lisa Lincoln