Lynne has been a studio potter for over 38 years, working in a variety of clays, techniques, and firing methods. She is currently working in earthenware, hand building the whimsical sculptural creations, which are glaze fired in an oxidation atmosphere at cone 04.
For the past 20 years, her studio (TerraVista Studios) has been in an old warehouse in the located in the St. Clair/Superior neighborhood of Cleveland. She exhibits and sells her work through numerous galleries, and is published in “500 Vases” (2010) and “Best of 500 Ceramics“ by Lark Books, (2012).
Lynne Norwood Lofton was born in Chicago, IL and raised in the western suburb of Downers Grove. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois in 1969. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education, certified K-12, with areas of concentration in ceramics, printmaking, and fiber. She also completed three years of intensive study at the Cleveland Institute of Art, as a student in the Ceramics program. In addition to creating in her studio, Lofton teaches a Continuing Education ceramics class at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
In her ‘spare’ time, Lofton is a bagpiper in the North Coast Pipe Band, and teaches bagpipe lessons.