Photography by Spencer Backman



Lindsey M. Dillon is a Sacramento-based ceramic artist who uses the lens of the imaginary to tell stories about human experiences.

Drawing from history, mythology, architecture, and the more modern fields of concept art and character design, she develops narratives that exist in glimpses, both as functional pottery and as figurative sculptures.

Her work extends an indirect invitation to reflect on one’s own experiences, engaging in themes that have tied stories and people together for thousands of years.

She has partnered with several local businesses to help bring handmade ceramic art into people’s lives.

Awards and Exhibitions

  • East Bay Clay Juror’s Award in 2019 California Clay Competition

  • 2018 Emerging Artist Award from the Arts and Business Council of the Sacramento Region.

  • Honorary Mention in Blue Line Arts’ America’s ClayFest III in 2015.

  • Expressions of Excellence Award at Northern California Arts Inc. and Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s Bold Expressions exhibition in 2017.

  • Exhibited in 2019 Capital Clay Invitational

  • Exhibited in the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (CCACA) from 2014-2017.

  • Featured in Sacramento News and Review’s article covering CCACA in 2017.

  • Participated in Verge Center for the Art’s Sac Open Studios in 2017

  • Juried into conventions in Sacramento and San Jose.

  • Graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Art in 2013.


  • Commissioned to create original award sculptures for the California State Library’s Early Learning Initiative in 2017.

  • Partnered with Insight Coffee Roasters to create handmade serve ware for their new location at 720 Kst. in 2018