Author Archive | Linda Bloomfield

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Cornish clay pits

I have been visiting clay pits in Cornwall, researching for my next book Science for the Potter. I visited three clay pits. The first was in St Erth near St Ives, a disused clay pit where sand and red clay were once dug. The pit has been turned into a nature trail but you can […]

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Glazing course at West Dean College

Glaze course dates for Spring 2016

I will be teaching several glaze courses in the Spring, both at West Dean College and Morley College in London. The West Dean course has up to 10 students and costs £466 for four and a half days. West Dean is a beautiful old stately home and gardens near Chichester in West Sussex. It is […]

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New mugs

New Morandi tableware

I have have been working on a new tableware range to complement the Morandi inspired bottles. So far, I have made mugs, teapots, plates and bowls. I experimented with overlapping glazes but I think a crisp finish looks better. I need to do more work on the plates and bowls but the mugs and teapots […]

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Studio interview

Studio interview

Local TV Chiswick Buzz came to interview me recently. They filmed me throwing a pouring bowl and asked about my cake stands. They are featuring local Chiswick artists in the run-up to Artists at Home Open Studios. Lorna Ko who interviewed me said her Japanese father is also a potter, who trained with Shozo Michikawa, […]

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West Dean glaze course

Glaze course at West Dean

Once a year I teach a course at West Dean College near Chichester. West Dean is a beautiful, old stately home once owned by Edward James. He was a collector of surrealist art who collaborated with Salvador Dali in designing the Mae West Lips sofa and Lobster telephone. He had no heirs and left his […]

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Linda Bloomfield at Maison et Objet

Maison et Objet

I enjoyed exhibiting at Maison et Objet in Paris last week. My stand was part of the British European Design Group in Hall 8: Now! Design a vivre, funded by UKTI. As well as ceramicists, the British contingent included designers of glass, textiles, furniture and lighting. It was a busy show and I received orders […]

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Snowdrop light at Benchmark Furniture. Photo by Paul Raeside.

Porcelain light shades

This week I’m making some slipcast porcelain lampshades for Benchmark furniture. The shades are used in the Snowdrop light, designed by Jonathan Tibbs. You can get a desk or wall-mounted version, made from laminated ash. I have also made some taller lampshades as a bespoke order for a customer. I have to slipcast these one […]

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Linda Bloomfield handmade Morandi porcelain bottles (and quinces!)

New pots

I have been looking at Morandi paintings recently and have been inspired to make a series of bottles in some new colours: black, grey and mustard yellow. In January 2013 I went to see an exhibition of etchings by Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) at the Estorick Collection, a museum of 20th Century Modern Italian art in […]

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