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: 2015-05-06

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.

See recent interviews with Linda (added May 2015):

http://www.chiswickbuzz.net/arts/news/159-art/450-chiswick-artist-linda-bloomfield

https://blog.thewindow.com/2015/05/interview-with-linda-bloomfield-part-1/ 

 

Current Work

Current Work

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

Work generally available from:
Benchmark Furniture, Bath Road, Kintbury, Hungerford
Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
Byard Art, 14 Kings Parade, Cambridge
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, St Davids Road, Cwmbran, Gwent
Frivoli, 7a Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London W4 2EU
Whitespace Contemporary Art, 72 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5RU
Maud and Mabel, 12 Heath Street, Hampstead, London
Rye Art Gallery, Rye, East Sussex

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, Fundamental Research Laboratories, NEC, Tsukuba, Japan
1991-97: Research Fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Semiconductor Materials, Imperial College, Member of Institute of Physics and British Crystallography Association
1998-2000: Potter with studio in Mountain View, California, Taught handbuilding and throwing, Associate member of Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
2001-present: Potter with studio in Stamford Brook, London, Selling through fairs, galleries, shops and online in the UK and internationally. Teaching glaze course at West Dean College, writing books on glazes.
2014: Member of Design Nation

Awards
Sep 2013 Shortlisted for Fab.com Disrupting Design competition, The Conran Shop, Marylebone
Aug 2013 Winner of Small Business Sunday selected by Theo Paphitis
Jun 2011 Shortlisted for the Balvenie Masters of Craft Award

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Oct/15 Design Nation Showcase, Southbank Centre
Jun/14 Tokyo Interior Lifestyle, Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre, Japan
Jan/14-15 Maison et Objet, Villepinte, Paris, France
Oct/12-14 MADE London, One Marylebone, London
Oct/12 Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Oct/11 Pots and still life paintings, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Feb-Mar/10 Home, The New Schoolhouse Gallery, York
Mar/10 Sladers Yard, Bridport, Dorset, solo exhibition with paintings
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, Publications

Books, Publications

April 2014 The Handbook of Glaze Recipes by Linda Bloomfield, Bloomsbury
Jan 2013 Contemporary Tableware by Linda Bloomfield, Bloomsbury
Nov 2011 Colour in Glazes by Linda Bloomfield, A&C Black
Jan 2011 Advanced Pottery by Linda Bloomfield, Robert Hale
Feb 2012 Article on glazes by Linda Bloomfield in Ceramics Monthly, USA
2004,06,08,11,14 Articles on glazes and tableware by Linda Bloomfield, Ceramic Review

Commissions

Commissions

2015 Cake stands for for Tomorrowland, Japan
2014 Tableware ranges for Harrods London and ABC Home New York
2014 Valentines jugs for Nobu Berkeley Street
2013 Café range designed and made for the Royal Albert Hall Café Bar
2012 Pouring bottles for Studio Ilse and Martha’s Vineyard interior design
2012 Teapot for Lalani and co purveyors of fine tea
2007 Tableware range for David Mellor, London
2006 Tableware range for Liberty, London
2006 Teapots and mugs for Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Thrown
Vases & Bowls
Teapots
Teabowls
Kitchen & Tableware