Some examples of different sculptural media are :
- Portland cement
or Unical, both of which can be handled similar to clay
- Bondo (used in car repair) to create permanent outdoor figerative
- Mass cast resins to create completely transparent figurative abstractions
The most exciting attraction to her is the personal growth coming
from the problem solving which arises with SIZE. The unknowns while
working on a 12-inch tall piece are multiplied accordingly when
creating a double or triple life-size figure.
Linda has learned throuh her years of being a sculptor that every
piece begun is a new and challenging experience.
Linda began teaching figurative sculpture and
mold making with her husband, David, at Cal. State University Northridge
from 1980 through 2000.
The three-dimensional work also moved into architecture
when she was asked to join the Interior Design Program at the University
of California Santa Barbara, where she taught Architectural Bas-Relief
for nine years.
The classes she teaches at Crystal Hawk Studio
in Ventura, California began in 1988 and remain ongoing. These classes
offer both portraiture and figurative sculpture in various media
including water and oil-base clay, Super Sculpy, and the method
of parging with Unical (which for indoor use can be used for architectural
bas-relief and highly figurative sculpture).
*See below for class schedule. Classes with
Linda are also offered twice yearly (January & September) through
on the Masters (FOTM) in Ventura.
"I will continue to teach
until I no longer need to learn."
*Crystal Hawk Studio Class Schedule
Thursdays 9:30a - 1:30p - $25.00
Saturdays 9:00a - 1:00p - $25.00 per session
Private - Days only - individually scheduled $25.00 per hour