Lynn FitzGerald

Lynn FitzGerald earned a BFA Degree in Ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute – working with Ken Ferguson and an MFA Degree in Ceramics and Sculpture at the University of Minnesota – working with Warren MacKenzie. After Graduate School, she taught at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, at Louisville School of Art in Anchorage, Kentucky and at the Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle, Washington.

Later, after exhibiting in Trade and Craft Shows with her work across the country for 17 years, Lynn developed a pottery store for her work – first in Escondido, California and then in Taos, New Mexico. The Taos store was called Lynco Design Pottery which was first located at the end of Bent Street and later in the John Dunn Plaza.

While having a store in Taos, Lynn worked with the Town of Taos from 2001-2005 with the first Taos Project Merchants Organization on Downtown Revitalization Projects. This experience lead into a position with the National Main Street Program, first in Colorado and then later in Arizona.

Lynn FitzGerald in her studio

Lynn returned to Taos in 2012. She built a studio and now plans to continue with her creative work. Currently she works in stoneware clay at a high temperature range so the pieces are very strong and functional. The pieces can go in an oven, microwave and the dish-washer. The decorative patterns create a festive mood while the food is being prepared, served and consumed.