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Sikora to be interviewed online by Gardiner Museum’s chief curator

Professor Linda Sikora
Professor Linda Sikora

Alfred University Professor of Ceramic Art Linda Sikora will be interviewed online today by Sequoia Miller, chief curator at the Gardiner Museum, in Toronto, Ont., in connection with Sikora’s studio work and the theme of “agency.”


Alfred University Professor of Ceramic Art Linda Sikora was interviewed online this week by Sequoia Miller, chief curator at the Gardiner Museum, in Toronto, Ont., in connection with  Sikora’s pottery pieces and the theme of “agency.”

According to Sikora, the issue of agency in her pottery arose in an earlier interview with art critic Glen R. Brown, who subsequently discussed Sikora’s work in his article, "Linda Sikora: Aesthetics and Agency."

In that article, Brown quotes Sikora’s observation that she thinks of pots “as dynamic objects in a living system. …We tend to think about household matter or things including functional pottery as props in our human-willed dramas, but I’m suggesting that effective pots have affect and agency. This vitality brings into the room a capacity to script what occurs.”

Sikora's interview may be viewed by visiting the Gardiner Museum web site and registering at no charge

Sikora serves as the Robert C. Turner Chair of Ceramic Art at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design. She attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University for her BFA and the University of Minnesota–Minneapolis for her MFA. She has worked and exhibited nationally and internationally, including residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation; Chunkang College of Cultural Industry, Korea; Tainan National College of The Arts, Taiwan; and Clay Edge, Australia.

Her work is included in the collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Racine Art Museum, and the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. She also is a United States Artist 2020 Fellowship recipient.