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About the Artist – Rod Lindoo

Gallery opening at Center Street Clay / journey workshop

During the mid to late seventies, I was introduced to ceramics in Junior High & High School. My senior year of high school I had completed all my necessary classes and elected to take only Ceramics and Automotive shop classes, my two favorites. Many days went by where I stayed after class, tested glazes and made pots.

My First Jaguar in 1977

In 1977 I purchased my first Jaguar E Type. In the early 80’s I bought some BMW Isetta’s and over the years played around with other old cars including, Goggomobil and Amphicars. I like to use items from these cars to create a “theme” for my work. A mug might have a handle from the interior of a Jaguar or a gas cap will be used on a tea pot creating something special thats one of  kind.

After high school I went on to work in my dad’s janitorial business and just didn’t have the time for ceramics anymore.   Twenty Five years went by, got married , had two kids, bought the business from dad but something was missing. I signed up for another ceramics class at the local community college (Waubonsee) and fell in love with creating pots again.  It was fun to get back into it and do something I had a passion for in the past.

Stoking the Anagama

My approach to making pottery is to take a functional form and add further expression through surface textures, lines and glaze. I like to add textural details to my work using objects like a sea urchin, tree bark or old wood.

My goal is to make satisfying everyday functional objects to use around the home. Functional handmade pottery that gets used daily, from your morning cup of coffee to your evening dinner.  Pottery to set on the table, wash in the dishwasher, stack in the cupboards and brought out the next day to use again.

Other Items in my Etsy Store

Online Jaguar Art Gallery

Jaguar Colonge

Tire Caps

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XK Engines

Jaguar on Ebay