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Linda Bloomfield faceted bottle

“Hand of the Maker”

Earlier this year the talented R&A Collaborations came to see me in London to make a short film about me and my work. This is the latest in their series of films about makers and their work and I’m really pleased to now have this film about me.   Hand of the Maker – Linda Bloomfield […]

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Clay structure

Clay is an amazing material. You can shape it and it holds its form, then you can fire it and it turns into stone. Under the microscope, clay is made up of tiny stacked hexagonal crystals, which are able to slide over each other when lubricated by water. The kaolinite image below is reproduced from […]

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Chemistry for potters

I often receive emails asking about glaze problems. It seems that students on ceramics degree courses are not taught very much about science or understanding the materials, but concentrate more on learning about art and design ideas and philosophy. In Chemistry at school, I loved the periodic table. It neatly groups the elements so that each […]

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