Lindy enjoys the making process and pays particular attention to form and depth of colour. She follows the traditional and aesthetic beliefs used by British studio potters with influences from the great Japanese potters. Inspiration also comes from landscapes, sea and rivers and a collection of antique intricate French textiles.
Decoration is sometimes one beautiful coloured glaze with a metal oxide rim. This reacts with the glaze to form a lacy border around the rim. Or sometimes layers of oxide, poured glazes and decorative brushwork in oxides are used to create depth and movement around a pot. Lindy also decorates with traditional slip colours and sgraffito patterning.
Lindy makes a range of functional and decorative forms. All range and size of bowls, platters, teapots, mugs, jugs and vases in porcelain and stoneware.
Recent new work includes a decorative slab built Fern design range of vessels in White or Turquoise glaze. Also a new collection of attractive and decorative coloured porcelain vessels in green, blue, brown and white thrown together on the wheel, turned, high fired and polished to a silky smooth finish. This is a kind of Agateware and inspired by South American landscapes seen and enjoyed this year (2014).
Lindy is currently working on a black and white Agateware range (Dec 2014)
West Dean Gallery : Design and Craft fair
June 19, 2015 to June 21, 2015
Open Studio - Sheen Pottery : Lindy Barletta ceramics
June 27, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Barnes Village Fair : Lindy Barletta in Barnes, West london
July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Art In Action : Art in Action - 2015
July 16, 2015 to July 19, 2015
Thrown and turned stoneware, functional, decorative and one-off pieces, very large bowls.
Latest work - Fern Design stoneware slab vessels in White or Turquoise. Landscape Agateware vessels in coloured porcelain, high fired and highly polished to a silky smooth finish
Work currently available at:
Sheen Pottery, unit 5, 26-28 Priest's Bridge, London SW14 8TA.
Contemporary British Crafts.
Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
New Leaf Gallery, Monmouth
Hereford College of Art (Textile Design).
A career in management at the Chelsea Arts Club.
A second career in Interior Design specialising in putting colour schemes and pattern together.
Night School wityh George Wilson.
City and guilds Ceramics Level 3.
City and Guilds Glaze and Firing Level 3.
Lindy uses a white fleck stoneware and a standard porcelain from Valentines clays. She makes her own coloured slips, glazes and the coloured porcelain for the Agateware collection. She fires in an electric kiln to cone 9.
Handmade in Britain, Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road. Nov 2014
Art in Action, Waterperry. 2008-2014
Morley Gallery, London Potters Annual exhibition. 2007-2013
Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington. 2008-2014
MADE12, Brighton, 2012.
December 2010 - London Potters Morley Gallery Exhibition
November 2010 - British Contemporary Craft Fair, Chiswick Town Hall
November 2010 - Craft in Focus, Bank of England Sports Club
July 2010 - 'Art in Action', Waterperry, Oxon.
July 2010 - Barnes Fair.
June 2010 - ArtHouse Open Studio.<
> April 2010 - 'Craft in Focus' at RHS Wisley.
Dec 2009 - British Contemporary Crafts, Chiswick Town Hall.
June 2009 - ArtHouse Open Studio.
July 2009 - 'Art in Action', Waterperry, Oxon.
April 2009 - London Potters Selected Exhibition, Holland Park.
December 2012 – Best Functional Piece for a large Teapot with slip and sgrafitto decoration at London Potters Exhibition.
December 2011 - 'Highly Commended' for teapot exhibited at the London Potters Morley Gallery Exhibition
December 2010 - 'Best Functional Piece' for a Large Thrown Bowl (55cm diam), in white glaze with iron and cobalt oxide decoration, London Potters Annual Exhibition at the Morley Gallery. - Also won the Public Vote for the 'favourite Potter' at the same exhibition
I am teaching ceramics at my workshop at Sheen Pottery, 4 sessions a week with 8 students in a session from beginners to experienced.
Teaching handbuilding techniques, pinching, coiling and slab bulding. Along the way I teach textures in clay, decorating with slip, resist and masking techniques, sgrafitto decoration, then glazing techniques and oxide decoration.
Then I teach throwing on the potters wheel although I have only 3 wheels so its not possible to go on the wheel every week, this seems to work out as not everyone want to throw.
Please check with Lindy for availability, classes are on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.