M. Jay Lindsay

Master Potter, Sculptor, Painter, Adventurer


2009 AmazonWhy do I travel?

“…when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when I saw one that looked particularly inviting on a map (but they all look that) I would put my finger on it and say, ‘When I grow up I will go there.’”

— Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Artist Jay Lindsay traveled extensively throughout the world sketching and painting, often times in solitary meditation. On return from these journeys, the experiences with different people, art and cultures served as inspiration for his new ceramic and sculptural work. Below is a partial list of his travels.

1966 Sulphur, Nevada
1970 New York
1971 Mexico
1974 India
1976 Joshua Tree, California
1980 Arizona
1982 Baja California, Mexico
1984 Baja California, Mexico
1987 Baja California, Mexico
1988 China
1990 Greece
1992 Spain and Morocco
1994 Africa
1996 Paris
1997 Copper Canyon, Mexico
1999 India, Rajasthan and the Himalayas
2001 Colorado
2005 Argentina and Chile
2006 Baja California, Mexico
2007 South Africa
2009 Peru, Brazil and the Amazon
2010 Amazon
2012 Costa Rica
2012 Africa
2012 San Diego
2013 San Diego
2014 Japan

Jay Lindsay at LACMA, California, 2013.

Artist M. Jay Lindsay with niece Olivia Lindsay inside Band (2006) by Richard Serra, LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, on a trip to Southern California, 2013.