Hi! My name is Linda Hardie, I'm a ceramic artist living just north of Ames, IA where I've created a wonderful studio in a 2,000 sqft Morton building.
The studio includes 8 potter's wheels (2 manual, 6 electric), two electric kilns, spray booth, three large tables for hand building, and coming soon are two more kilns (raku and wood). Classes and workshops are offered to the Ames/Gilbert/Story City area. Topics include: beginning and advanced wheel throwing, hand building, decorating techniques, raku firing, and wood firing (coming next year!). Current and upcoming classes/workshops will be listed on my website and announced on social media (Facebook/Instagram)
Along with teaching, I also find time to produce my own work. I use both wheel and hand building techniques to create functional pots that are quite unique. I often alter the shapes and/or add a lot of textures to reflect shapes/textures I enjoy seeing outside in nature. Having grown up working on a orchard farm and now living next to farm fields, plants have a large influence on my work. I often include plant shapes, colors, and I try to capture their movement. The end result is a wonderful collection of functional pottery that brings bright colors and natural shapes into your home.
Attached to the shop is a large sunroom where my work is displayed for purchase. If you are interested in visiting my studio, please send me a message to setup an appointment.
Where is Hardie Clay Studio located?
All classes and workshops will be held at Hardie Clay Studios (5847 Arrasmith Trail, Ames, IA). Parking available in driveway and along street. The studio is located in the shop behind the house.