Linda Lighton

LINDA LIGHTON is an internationally recognized ceramic sculptor, she has had over 60 solo exhibitions and participated in over 170 group shows. She has worked and shown internationally in China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, and Turkey.

Lighton is represented in many national and international museums, including the Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO, the Ariana Museum in Switzerland, the Fule International and American Museums of Ceramics in Fuping, China, and the International Ceramic Museum in Icheon, Korea, as well as others in: Latvia, Lithuania, Israel, Spain, Japan, and Hungary.

Lighton is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. She is the founder and director of the Lighton International Artists Exchange Program, which has sent over 150 artists to 52 countries and the Arctic Circle.

In 2016 Lighton received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), for her significant, singular achievement in influencing the field of ceramics. Linda has also received the State of Missouri Artist Award and the Award for Excellence in Visual Arts and Education from the Kansas City Art Institute.