Artist Statement by Linda Folden
I was born in Macau and raised in Hong Kong and have lived in the United States for many years. Drawing inspiration from my life experiences all of my pieces represent a piece of who I've been, who I am, and most importantly who I am becoming. Each piece reflects my thoughts, feelings, reflections, and emotions. From functional pieces with hand carved motifs to figurative dancers and children playing each piece highlights the memories, and emotions that many people have experienced, the jubilation of a child's first step, the loss of a longtime friend or loved one, pieces that inspire hope and purpose, and pieces whose quiet subtleties provide a calm understated beauty that only brightens that which it surrounds. Using pinch pot, coil, slab built, carving and cutting techniques I hand create each piece while employing various glazes, stains, oxides to enhance each timeless work of art.