Lina Pardo is a studio ceramist. She produces domestic scale functional objects that reflect her interest in the aesthetic value of items of quotidian use, the pertinence of the handcraft in the contemporary world and the importance of excellence in crafts.
She builds pieces from a select range of forms that serve a variety of purposes out of her preferred local red clays. Some pieces are left unglazed and others are covered in soft colors, mostly varying shades of white.
This practice occasionally lends itself to series of small scale sculptural pieces: chairs, landscapes, teapots that stand halfway between the second and third dimension, built out of a slightly curved flat slab of clay to produce a sense of volume that is not entirely real.
In her studio on calle 68 #5-43 in Bogota, Lina works, hosts apprentices, teaches, and offers technical support and selected materials.