Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Lynn Radford

Lynn Radford

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Public art, Leading workshops, Commissions, Collaboration


Especially drawn to vintage, rusty, unloved bits, I work to incorporate them into my art whenever possible. Just because an item is no longer relevant to its intended purpose, doesn't mean it's destined for the landfill. Rather, I give new life to pieces that inspire me. My quirky collage and assemblage bring vintage bits of this and that together with mixed media techniques to create unique, sometimes whimsical art with a story.

Lynn Radford is a mixed media collage and assemblage artist with a penchant for reuse. She re-purposes all manner of items in her work from cigar bands, to found objects, to trash. Environmentally conscious, she desires to inspire others to an awareness and appreciation of trash as art.

An active mail artist, Lynn's work, including Trash Bubbles, has been shown alongside her peers in numerous international mail art exhibits since 2000.

For the most part, she is self-taught and takes every opportunity to add new techniques and skills to her repertoire. In 2016, Lynn participated in the inaugural session of the Black Mountain School reincarnation in North Carolina. She continues to be grateful to all the GoFundMe patrons whose support made the opportunity possible.

Lynn enjoys teaching and mentoring. Classes she has taught include mixed media tutorials, fiber arts classes and mail art primers and workshops. She also writes instructional articles for craft magazines.

Lynn is currently focused on her proposed exhibit and subsequent mail art call Trash Bubbles: A Poetic Exploration of Trash. In 2017 she was awarded an Awesome Pittsburgh grant to pursue the exhibit. Not only is she continually creating new additions to her own Trash Bubbles body of work, but she is also curating the receipts from the coordinating mail art call. In addition, she continues to create new Cigar Band Collage Coasters and other mixed media art for sale. 

The Studio at Piney Creek Acres in Western Pennsylvania is where Lynn lives, works and finds inspiration.


New Brighton, Pennsylvania 15066

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  • Social Practice / Civic Engagement
  • Other
  • Mixed-media
  • Found object
  • Cut paper
  • Craft


  • Alternative
  • Analog
  • Assemblage
  • Collage
  • Cut Paper
  • Fiber
  • Other
  • Paper
  • Pop
  • Recycling /green