Linda Pescarmona

I have a B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from College of New Rochelle in New York and an M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) from George Washington University in Washington D.C..   I studied ceramics with Turker Ozdogan at G.W. and my work there emphasized using forms inspired by nature in larger sculptural pieces.

I taught art in high schools and elementary schools for 41 years.  I ended my teaching career by teaching at Canon Road Elementary school in the Montgomery County Public Schools system.  I retired about a year and a half ago.  (Yay!)

I do high fire stoneware for the most part, firing to 2350 degrees (F) in a gas kiln in my back yard.  I also have two electric kilns in my home studio to do a first firing (called bisque firing).  Almost all of my work begins with forms and designs found in nature as inspiration but the works then evolve into new forms – they are not simply copies of what I see in nature.  I want my pottery and art to be beautiful and positive.

I am still learning about pottery.  I took a class in the summer of 2014 at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.  The class used paper clay to create spontaneous large works.

I am currently serving as Co-President of Montgomery Potters Association and do several pottery shows a year with them.  In my spare time I enjoy kayaking on Lake Needwood in Derwood MD.