linda doherty

linda doherty

d-d studios


mixed media


Linda’s journey in clay began in 1974 at the Burnaby Arts Centre, continuing with classes at Capilano College, the Banff Art Centre and then a lifetime of learning from some of the most acclaimed ceramic artists imaginable either through workshops with them or assisting during their workshops at the Shadbolt Centre. 

Linda’s skill with atmospheric firings has earned her praise from some of the world’s most respected atmospheric firers. Linda has been invited to participate in conferences in Germany, China and Australia. She’s also participated in wood firing events and ceramic conferences throughout the US and Canada. A recognized expert on extruding techniques, she is in high demand as a teacher and presenter.

artist statement

I was born in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. My first experience with clay was getting my boots stuck in the gumbo during the spring thaw. I hated and still hate mud, so it is ironic that I developed a passion for working with clay. From my first class over 30 years ago and throughout my life as a potter, I still find myself designing pots as I fall asleep at night. I enjoy the physicality of clay and pushing it to its limits. My eclectic style can be explained by the synergies that evolve from traveling, teaching, creating, exhibiting and having a curious nature.