"For several years I have used the female image in most of my work, always enlarged and sometimes with exaggerated gesture to express emotion."
I first fell in love with Linda William's female forms during at an outdoor art show in Newburg (Art Among the Ruins), Ontario last summer in which she had six unique and beautiful figurative clay sculptures on display including the five you see pictured here. It was a strange experience to see such robust figures created by such a petite woman. But it was obvious from the moment I met her that she sees and appreciates the beauty in all shapes and sizes.
Linda Williams is a graduate from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario where she studied Classical Animation, Ceramics and Art. She worked in the film industry for several years before joining the Kingston Potters' Guild in 1992. Currently she is teaching a clay sculpture class at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. And her work is on display at the Kingston Potters' Guild annual art shows. She also participates in outdoor and indoor art showings throughout the area as the season and time permits.
Linda's art work is hand built with cone six sculpture clay in her home built studio which she just improved in the fall by replacing a kiln. Most of Linda's forms are female and they have always been enlarged overall or with exaggerated body parts. Their size and shape definitely add to the emotional quality of the pieces. They are rugged looking in texture and it is almost as if they long to be touched. I know I couldn't help but touch them. My absolute favorite piece is the one shown with the artist at right. Prices range from $180 - $900 depending on piece (some are very big).
Linda Williams and her art studio are located in Yarker, Ontario and she can be reached for purchase inquiries about her sculptures by phone (613) 377-1032 or email (lindaw[at]kingston.net). At the moment she doesn't have a website but hopes to have one in the near future.
Here is some video footage of her pieces on display at the Art Among the Ruins art show in Newburg, Ontario: