Linda Vozar Sweet
I was born in Chicago and grew up all over the United States. My love affair with clay began on a spring day in 1970, when an artist from Bennington Pottery came to my high school in Bennington, Vermont to demonstrate how to throw on a potter’s wheel. As an undergraduate at the University of New Mexico, I studied ceramics, and then spent a year abroad, attending art school at the State Institute of Ceramic Art in Faenza, Italy. For several years, I showed and sold my work at arts fairs and galleries in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico, and eventually opened a gallery, Jemez Mountain Pottery & Sculpture, in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
My other love is writing, and in 1993 I earned a MFA in Creative Writing. Since then, I’ve taught writing in various college programs. My gallery is open during the summer months and on various weekends the rest of the year. Please call ahead if you’d like to make an appointment. Thank you!
Much of my work is high-fired stoneware intended for functional use. In 2004, I began making figurative sculpture, learning from the books and videos of Bruno Lucchesi. I find inspiration and influence from many sources– specifically the ancient Babylonia cult of the Great Mother and the goddess Inanna. I have re-envisioned her as the goddess of regenerative creativity whose turban is a beehive for pollinating the earth. Her wings allow her to travel between the physical world and the spiritual world. An interrelationship exists between her powers of creation and those of the artist. She nourishes artists everywhere, and her clay body contains the earth’s inherent healing energies.
17521 Hwy 4, PO Box 272, Jemez Springs, NM 87025
A comfortable, charming guest house located in the heart of Jemez Springs, New Mexico. Your adobe lodging has vigas, kiva fireplace, complete kitchen and bath, and is lovingly decorated in the New Mexican style. Walk to the Jemez Springs Bath House . . . more