Linda Luse

Artist Statement

Linda Luse's artistic practice reflects seemingly dry themes such as work, debt, economics, agriculture and daily life. Through her installations and sculptures, she presents the ambiguity of these everyday topics. In her ceramic works, contemporary materials fuse with traditional and ancient ceramic techniques. Pressed moulds, slip casting and inventive hand building techniques are combined to create organic and fragile composite sculptures. Her self-created glazes incorporate waste products from industrial agriculture, such as leaves from sugar beets, corn, and nettles, which are included in the glaze as ash. Fungicides, herbicides and insecticides also influence the chemical balance of the plants, which appear in ash glaze as brown, green, red impurities. Luse’s installations are dedicated to highlighting issues such as globalization, mass production, and ecology.


Linda Luse is a ceramist based in Austria. In 2022, after completing her MA degree in Sculptural Conceptions/Ceramics at the University of Art Linz, she was awarded the “Energie AG Talent Award 2021” for young artists for her ceramic installation “There is no growth without debt.” During her participation in the Artist in Residence program at the “Academy of Ceramics Gmunden,” she created a highly complex and vulnerable ceramic installation titled “Agreement. Energycorn,” pushing the boundaries of earthenware traditionally used for tableware.In 2023, she participated in the Artist in Residence program at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan with her project “Homescreen,” combining natural Taiwanese clays and porcelain to represent soybean roots in the soil. In the same year, she received several young artist prizes, including the “Upper Austrian Talent Award for Fine Arts” and the “Soroptimist Female Artist Award.” Since 2016, Luse has actively exhibited her work at national and international exhibitions, including the XVI Aveiro International Artistic Ceramics Biennial in Portugal and the Latvian Ceramics Biennale 2023.