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Design Nation at London Craft Week

Design Nation put together a lovely exhibition called Head, Hand and Heart with talks and demonstrations during London Craft Week 2018. The exhibition was held in Helen Yardley studio, where she designs and makes her bold, abstract rugs. Curated by Design Nation, Helen Yardley and leading design journalist Barbara Chandler, the show included Harriet Elkerton and […]

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Glaze tests, Linda Bloomfield Glaze Course

Glaze and throwing courses 2018

I am teaching several courses this year, both in the UK and in Belgium. 5-9 February, Belgium, Colour and glaze and Throwing porcelain in the Art Academy of Heist-op-den-Berg and Art Academy Lier. 10 March Parade Mews Pottery, Tulse Hill, South London, porcelain throwing demonstration and talk on glazes. 24-25 March, North Devon Ceramics Academy, South […]

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Lina Bloomfield at London Design Festival- Morandi Bottles

British Craft Pavilion at the London Design Fair

In September I exhibited at the London Design Fair in the British Craft Pavilion curated by Hole and Corner magazine. Before the show, photographer Chloe Winstanley visited my studio in West London and took some lovely photos for an interview feature. At the show I met some other lovely potters, including Rebecca Proctor of Modern Craft […]

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oil on linen 56x76cm £2,850

Dialogues exhibition

Last Saturday was the opening of our exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery in Summertown, north Oxford. I met Sarah Spackman many years ago at a craft fair and she bought some of my pots to paint. Then, when we were both demonstrating at Art in Action at Waterperry Gardens near Oxford, we swapped a painting […]

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Geological map of Britain

Geology and everything

I went to Bath at the weekend, walking from Bradford on Avon along the canal, then through a mile long railway tunnel cut into the limestone. In Monkton Combe we passed the house of William Smith, who made the first geological map of Britain in 1815. The map shows the white streak of oolitic limestone which […]

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Bottles by Linda Bloomfield, bowls by Heidi Harrington

Marks and Tools exhibition with Design Nation

Last week I took part in an exhibition on Marks and Tools put together by Design Nation at Oxo Tower Wharf. The curator was Liz Cooper, who brilliantly pulled together all the work from 23 different makers and designers. Interiors journalist Barbara Chandler wrote an online showcase about the makers and their tools. As well as ceramics, […]

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Linda Bloomfield - glaze test tiles

Glaze course dates 2017

I have been asked to teach several glaze courses in 2017. A new pottery school is opening in Forest Row in Sussex. I will be teaching glazes there 0n 17-19 February 2017. Contact Katrina Pechal on 0789 444 7938. You can visit the school when they open in December, courses start in January with tutors […]

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Barium matt glazes

Matt glazes

I have recently finished teaching my glaze courses at West Dean and Morley College. Several students were interested in barium matt glazes. As barium carbonate is a toxic material, many colleges have changed to using strontium carbonate. While strontium carbonate is not toxic, it still may contain a small amount of barium carbonate, so care […]

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SBS winner Linda Bloomfield with Theo Paphitis

Small Business Sunday

On Friday I went by train to Birmingham for my third visit to the annual get together of Small Business Sunday winners. Every Sunday evening, Theo Paphitis of Dragon’s Den, shopkeeper, entrepreneur and owner of Ryman and Robert Dyas, chooses six small businesses from those who Tweet to him about their business on Twitter. Every […]

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