I studied Fine Art at University of Montana, while also getting a B.A. in anthropology. I love thinking about cultural exchange, the intersection of function and aesthetics, how we relate to raw materials and nature, and how we find and maintain inspiration. From 2018-now I have enjoyed facilitating a small pottery residency for local Missoula potters, along with a public interview-oriented art talk series with the pottery residents at Lake Missoula Tea Company. During this time, I have also been facilitating First Friday art exhibits for artists and musicians, as well as house concerts for local musicians. I also do various photography gigs with bands, businesses, and newlyweds. Recently, I embarked on exploring the world of podcasting with folks in the local food community.
In fact, I love food and most of my interests revolve around it. I make wares to support the enjoyment of food. I ferment, cook, and grow food. Most of my paid work has been in food establishments from grocers/food co-ops to restaurants to, most recently, an amazing tea company.
I also enjoy being in nature and traveling. I spent a great year in Mexico studying, meandering about, and eating a lot of good eats. I also spent a short stint in Japan at a young age, which fueled a great affinity for Japanese aesthetics, so you may recognize that influence popping up in my work.
What's the name tiliacious about?
The name is "Lindsey" is derived from the linden tree, part of the tilia genus. I first knew of the use of linden leaves for relaxation and overall health. Over the years, I got many comments on how calming and subtle my wares are, so I started calling them tilia-cious for fun. The name stuck. These trees actually have a multitude of uses and benefits ranging from medicinal uses to carving and building, from creating deep shade to giving off a lovely fragrance in the heat of summer. I find this holistically beneficial set of traits inspiring and hope to use my skills to offer a wide range of benefits to those around me as well.