Lynda Somers has been at Alverno since 1999 teaching Ceramics, Metals, Sculpture and recently introduced Glass Forming and Enameling to Alverno students.
In Ceramics, students will learn to hand building clay skills such as coil, pinch, and slab methods. For the advanced students, Lynda has her students concentrate on wheel throwing and the creation of large sculptural work.
Working with Styrofoam and the lost wax casting methods, Lynda's Metal class will produce aluminum and bronze cast artworks. She has an annual casting pour "Women Working Metal" held in October in which the entire school can participate.
Students also learn various welding methods and jewelry casting.
The Sculpture class includes learning how to weld, metal and wood construction and utilizing found objects in sculptural configurations.
In the Glass Forming class, Lynda teaches glass fusion, the melting together of several layers of colored glass. Her students also explore glass enameling, which is akin to painting only with powdered glasses. This is a new and exciting class, which adds another dimension to student work.
In Fall 2005, Lynda will become the new Director for the Alverno Arts and Cultures Gallery.
1990 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics UW-Milwaukee, WI
1996 Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture