Linda Lighton

Hi, My name is Linda Lighton . I am a ceramic sculptor. I’ve had over 85 solo exhibitions and participated in over 200group shows.
I am represented in national and international museums from the Nelson-Atkins, in Kansas City MO; to Switzerland, , China, , Korea, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, and Spain.
I have been to residencies in, China Hungary, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Turkey
Lighton is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. She is the Founder/Director of the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program, sending over 150 artists to 63 countries.
Lighton has received: the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts; the Distinguished Alumni Award at Pembroke School; State of Missouri Artist Award and Award for Excellence in Visual Arts and Education from the Kansas City Art Institute.
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Linda Lighton Ceramics

Selected works from 2000 - present. Visit for more work.

I Don't Want A Bullet to Kiss Yiour Heart “I Don't Want A Bullet to Kiss Yiour Heart”

Clay, glaze, paint, steel. 2012, This is a conversation about gun violence in America and my city, Kansas City. Worst year ever in 2020! Over 100 deaths in the first 6 months of this year, 2020!

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44 Magnum Mandals “44 Magnum Mandals”

Clay, glaze, steel, 29"x20"x4", 2011

The Black Widow “The Black Widow”

Clay, glaze, 2018,m 30"x14"x21"