Linda Warrick graduated from Kingston upon Hull College of Education in 1971 and has taught ceramics to adults and children of all ages. She also had the opportunity of working with artist-potter Don Morgan in the late 1980s and early 1990s – an invaluable experience. She has always had a strong affinity with clay, and now works solely as a ceramic artist.
For the past eleven years Linda Warrick has developed her work in porcelain, hand building semi-abstract birds. Each piece is burnished before firing, and then smoked in sawdust. This results in the visual uniqueness of each piece along with the irresistible tactile appeal. Her inspiration is drawn from constant observation of form, a ‘way of seeing’ both the large and the minute, combined with watching birds themselves, preferably at close range. Visits to the gannet colony on Bass Rock and the Farne Islands have provided a wealth of material.
Linda Warrick’s ceramic birds are characterized by their elegance and purity of form, and are held in private collections in Europe, North America and elsewhere.