Linda P Darst


cell: (210) 274-5203

Linda is a potter and a rug hooker.



Linda’s appreciation of Early Americana Pottery and Textiles was instrumental in her desire to create both Pottery and Hooked Rugs.  Retiring in 2007 from the Pharmaceutical Industry offered her the time to begin in earnest following her heart and creating with her hands.  She lives in Grey Forest, Texas with her artist husband, Don and their assorted menagerie of furry critters.

Rug Hooking has become a passion.  She creates her own patterns, hooks in a wide cut style often seen in vintage rugs and uses supplies on hand including repurposed woolen clothing or blankets, hand dyed woolens and wonderful textured wools.  She was recently selected by Early American Life Magazine as a member of the 2012 Directory of Traditional American Crafts.

Pottery is a more recent addition [ or addiction ] to do what she loves best – work with her hands.  She works in both wheel thrown and hand built styles, creating pottery that is both functional and artistic.

Linda is a member of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, Boerne Professional Artists, and a partner in The Carriage House Gallery of Artists in Boerne, Texas.

Artist’s Statement

Creating something with my hands that gives pleasure to the observer is my primary goal as an artist.
My media is both clay, a material of the earth, and wool. The fashioning of individual, functional and decorative pieces requires dedication, commitment and discipline along with a joy and love for the entire creative process. If my work offers you pleasure, then I have accomplished my goal.