Ceramic art

Lichen-glazed porcelain sculptural form

Installation for Collect Open 2020

Linda Bloomfield specialises in ceramic glazes and thrown porcelain. Her installation for Collect Open 2020 was a series of organic forms based on stromatolites and granite boulders.

Lichen-glazed porcelain sculptural form (detail)

The work brings attention to the effect of climate change and pollution on lichens, which are indicators of clean air. They are sensitive to pollutants including sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and ozone. Air pollution causes a gradual decrease in the diversity of lichens.

Lichen-glazed porcelain sculptural forms

She uses crawl glazes in ochre, viridian green and chalk white to represent the lichens.  At first the lichen effect glazes cover the forms abundantly, then gradually decrease until the forms are dark and barren.

On Air exhibition at Ceramic Art London 2022

On Air was an exhibition about air pollution at the entrance to Ceramic Art London at Central Saint Martins. It was curated by Iris de Kievith and Annemarie Piscaer of Smogware.org and sculptor Jo Pearl and included the work of five ceramic artists concerned with air pollution.

Wood fired work from my residency in Denmark 2022

A series of wood fired stoneware and porcelain forms I made during my residency at Gudagergaaard International Ceramic Research Centre inspired by the lichens on rocks and trees around the studio.