Artist Statement

PERIOD PIECES.  Clay structures document various architectural styles of past and present.  TIME PIECES.  Clay canvases record specific light rays complemented with shadows.  Scaled as a miniature replica the piece addresses a building's existence and longevity.  Each is fragile - each a subject of time

Lin Barnhardt reconstructs the Bost/Faggart Homeplace in his studio.


Using information gathered from reference photographs, a proportional floorplan is drafted onto poster board.  Side elevations are drawn to a dropped (or raised) vanishing point, thus creating a bird's eye (or worm's eye) point-of-view.  Forming the one-of-a-kind structure in clay allows for corrugated tin roofs, fluted columns, and textured shingles.  Once bisque-fired in the kiln, the sculpture is transformed into a three-dimensional painting. 

Late afternoon sun bathes the ancestral home of the Bost/Faggart family. 

Abbreviated Resume


  • Studio Artist, (2006 - Present)
  • Art Teacher, North Carolina Public Schools (1974 – 2006)


Appalachian StateUniversity, Boone, NC

  • MA, Art Education (1985)
  • BS, Art Education (1974)


  • Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC (2010)
  • Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY (2007)
  • Piccolo Spoleto Invitational Exhibition, Charleston, SC (2006)
  • Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC (2006)
  • Imperial Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC (2006)
  • Spartanburg County Museum of Art, Spartanburg, SC (2005)
  • Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN (2005)
  • Francis Marion University, Florence, SC (2005)
  • Wingate University, Wingate, NC (2004)


  • Close to Home, Piedmont Craftsmen Inc, Winston-Salem, NC (2021)
  • Appalachian Alumni in the Arts, Turchin Center, Boone, NC (2011)
  • Celebrate North Carolina Craft, Executive Mansion, Raleigh, NC (2010)
  • Plane & Pedestal, Greenhill Center, Greensboro, NC (2009)
  • Structures, Gallery at Carillon, Charlotte, NC (2008)
  • The Power of Excellence, SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC (2004)


  • National Juried Sculpture Show, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, New Bern, NC (2006, 2008, 2016)
  • National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX (2002, 2008)
  • Annual Competition for NC Artists, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC (2003 - 2005)
  • Ceramics Biennial, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH (2004)
  • Form Follows Function, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL (2004)
  • Crafts National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA (2003)
  • Feats of Clay, Gladding McBean Terra Cotta Factory, Lincoln, CA (2000, 2003, 2011) 


  • First Place, National Juried Art Show, Imperial Arts Centre, Rocky Mount, NC (2015)
  • Recipient, Regional Artist Project Grant (1998, 2003)
  • Teacher of the Year, Mt. Pleasant Middle School, Mt. Pleasant, NC (2001)


  • Style Spotlight, American Style Magazine, December issue (2007)
  • Feature Segment, Southern Living Presents, Turner South Network (2005)
  • Miniature Clay Houses, North Carolina Now, UNC-TV (2003)
  • Bird's Eye View, November Issue, Our State Magazine (2002)
  • White House Christmas, (Featured Artist), HGTV (2001)


  • Carl Sandburg Home - National Parks Service - Flat Rock NC
  • Charleston Museum - Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Arts Commission - Charlotte, NC
  • College of Charleston - Charleston, NC
  • Davidson Village Inn - Davidson, NC
  • Fifth Third Bank - Concord, NC
  • Gallery of Art and Design - NC State University
  • Haverstraw Brick Museum - Haverstraw, NY
  • Hotel Nyack - Nyack, NY
  • Meredith College - Raleigh, NC
  • National Lighthouse Museum - Staten Island, NY
  • Northampton County Museum - Jackson, NC
  • Old Salem Museums / Gardens - Old Salem, NC
  • The White House - George W Bush Presidential Library - Texas
  • Wingate University - Wingate, NC


Steve Norman - portfolio images

Wayne Wrights - bird photos

Clay Johnson - bird photo

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