Linda BloomfieldImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 21 Flanchford Road, Hammersmith, London, UK, W12 9ND. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8743 7258
Email:
Web-site: www.lindabloomfield.co.uk
Availability: Visitors welcome, but please telephone first

Directions: Stamford Brook tube station

Last Updated: 2012-10-10

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

I am most concerned with form and surface texture. I make simple shapes, rounded teapots and bowls, cylindrical bottles and mugs. I use satin matt glazes, which melt or 'break' to gloss on rims and throwing lines, sometimes with tiny matt crystals.

I am currently using a tactile satin matt white glaze on the outside of pots. The insides of mugs, jugs, plates and bowls are glazed with shiny clear or fluid coloured glazes.

I am also concerned with functionality and detail. All my pots are made to be handled and used. I use porcelain for its strength, density and purity. Some larger pots are made with stoneware.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Geffrye Museum, The : Ceramics in the City 2014
September 18, 2014 to September 21, 2014

Made London : Made London
October 23, 2014 to October 26, 2014

Courses Available

Courses Available

Understanding colour in glazes. Linda Bloomfield
9th February 2015 to 15th February 2015

Current Work

Current Work

Porcelain tableware; Teapots, mugs, jugs, bowls, bottles, vases.

Work generally available from:

Columbia Road Gallery, London
Portfolio, 105 Golborne Road, London
Machiavelli, 69 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Benchmark Furniture, Bath Road, Kintbury, Hungerford
The National Trust shop, Lacock, Chippenham
Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
Byard Art, 14 Kings Parade, Cambridge
Charlotte Quest, 97 High Street, Marlborough
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, St Davids Road, Cwmbran, Gwent
Rheged, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria
The English Tearoom, Stuttgart, Germany
Kafferosteriet Pa Osterlen, Loderup, Sweden
Frivoli, 7a Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London W4 2EU
Artemidorus, 27b Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, SE24 9JU
The Gallery, Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1J2.
Whitespace Contemporary Art, 72 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5RU
Craft Centre Leeds, City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds
The Lion Gallery, 15b Broad Street, Leominster, Hereford
Maud and Mabel, 12 Heath Street, Hampstead, London
Portfolio, Golborne Road, London
Iapetus Gallery, 34 Belle Vue Terrace, Great Malvern
Esme's House, Framlingham, Suffolk
Rye Art Gallery, Rye, East Sussex
Jo Butler Flowers, Kingston Road, Teddington
Coppermoon, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Also, work available from the studio.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Wheel-thrown, fired in an electric kiln to cone 9. Satin matt glazes.

History

History

1973: First did pottery in potter's studio, Bristol
1981-3: Learnt to throw in potter's studio, Chesham
1981-3: GCE O'level Ceramics, A'level Phys, Chem, Maths
1983-6: BSc in Engineering Science, Warwick University
1984-6: President of Warwick University Pottery Society
1986-90: PhD in Materials Science, Warwick University
1987: Visiting Scholar, MIT, Boston, USA
1990-91: Researcher at NEC in Tsukuba, Japan
1991-97 Research Fellow at Imperial College, London
1998-2000: First pottery studio in California
2001: Present studio set up in London
2003: Started selling through galleries across UK
2005: Started selling through galleries internationally
2007: Tableware stocked by Liberty and David Mellor
2008: Exhibited and demonstrated at Art in Action and Origin

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2009 April - Solo exhibition, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

2008 November - Rarefind, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham          
2008 Spring - Cup, Dish and Bowl, Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany
2007 November - Contemporary Craft for Home, Black Swan Arts, Frome
2007 January/June - Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
 
2006 October - Wish List, Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre, Wales
2006 August - Late Summer Exhibition, Haymakers, Hay-on-Wye
2006 April - London Potters Selected Exhibition, The Ice House, Holland Park, London
2005 November - Create, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon
2005 October - Seoul Art Gallery, Korea
2005 July/September - Sanderson, George and Peach Summer Exhibition, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
 
2004 September - Making Tea, Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft, Barton upon Humber
2002 September - Garden Gallery, Osterley Park, Isleworth, solo with paintings
2002 May - Enigma Contemporary Art and Crafts, Frome, duo exhibition
1999 December - Northern California Artists, Home & Hearth, Danville, California


Books

Books

Contemporary Tableware Jan 2013

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Thrown
Vases & Bowls
Teapots
Teabowls
Kitchen & Tableware