Farmed out every summer to her grandparent's country home in Missouri,
Renee Lindquist learned early to play alone, unknowingly embarking on an art education that would ultimately dominate her life. She would busy herself making and baking mud pies on stumps, decorating them with nuts and grass. Moving to Houston, Texas at age 8, Renee once again found her medium in the clay she dug from the creek bed that ran behind her house.
In high school, Renee took 4 years of art and 3 years of architecture,
followed by 2 years of college art coursework. She went on to study under Judy Adams of Foelber Pottery, Gallery and Studio in Houston. More recently, Renee has been an on-going participant in the annual Pyromania Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana, learning specific Raku techniques from such well-known potters as Bruce O'Dell, Randy Brodnax, and Don Ellis.
Ms. Lindquist teaches ceramics at her family-owned and operated studio and shop, The Ceramic Center in League City, Texas. She has entered over 100 pieces in the Gulf Coast Ceramic Show over the past seven years, winning five "Peggys" (Best of Professional Division), two Best of Show awards, a Best Original Piece and over fifteen Best of Division awards, plus numerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons.
Renee's original pottery can also be viewed and purchased at the Lafayette Gallery in Lafayette, Louisiana and her own shop. Drawing on Raku decorative techniques like Copper Matte and Horsehair, along with texturing via chattering and slip-trailing, Renee's distinctive style is multitextured, mixed media, and natural. Her motifs especially include Celtic knot work and reflect her love of stained glass.
A member of the Gulf Coast Ceramic Society, Lafayette Art Association, and
Salt Grass Potters Society, Renee Lindquist is a dedicated professional and artisan. She is married to Jeron Lindquist; Renee and Jeron live in Friendswood, Texas with their 2 cats and thriving rose garden.