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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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Ceramic bottles inspired by Morandi

Maison et Objet Paris 2016

I have been exhibiting in Paris at Maison et Objet with the British European Design Group. I took a selection of my Morandi inspired bottles and vases as well as my handmade tableware range. The new collection was very well received by the press and buyers, particularly French and Swiss. Unfortunately, after the recent terrorist […]

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I have been in Tokyo for a week on a trade mission and showcase of British fashion and lifestyle brands at the British Embassy. Japanese buyers were invited to the two-day showcase at the Ambassador’s residence, and there was also a reception in the evening of the first day. I met some lovely Japanese buyers […]

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Map of clay deposits in UK

Geology for potters

I am currently writing a book on Science for Potters for the American Ceramics Society. An extract on Geology for Potters has been published in Ceramics Monthly November 2015. Many potters use locally sourced clays and rocks in their clay bodies, slips and glazes. While researching for my book, I have become interested in geology […]

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Autumn shows

I recently exhibited at Decorex with Design Nation. Decorex is a high-end interior design show held in a marquee in Syon Park. Liz Cooper of Design Nation curated a beautiful stand with the theme Future Heritage. There was a lot of buzz about crafts at the show, with a stand of Future Heritage crafts curated by […]

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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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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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MADE London

MADE London

I have been exhibiting at MADE London, a lovely craft show curated by Jon Tutton and Sarah Young. It is held in a Sir John Soane church at One Marylebone, opposite Great Portland Street tube station and next to Regent’s Park. It was a very busy weekend with many visitors and new contacts made as […]

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