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)
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen
1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018
Expanding colour range of botanical textured slab ware vases, planters, platters and plates
Thrown and turned stoneware and porcelain, large bowls, functional and decorative ceramics for use in the home, as unique gifts or as a statement piece.
Landscape inspired Agateware vessels in coloured porcelain, high fired and polished to a smooth finish.
Work currently available at:
Goldenhare Gallery, Ampthill, Beds
Mary Maggs, The Broadway, Worcs
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Gallery 43, Chelmsford
Sheen Pottery, Unit 5, 26-28 Priest's Bridge, London SW14 8TA.
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.
TOP DRAWER, CRAFT at Olympia, 2017
ART in ACTION, Waterperry, Oxon. 2009-2006
MADE LONDON, BLOOMSBURY, May 2016
HANDMADE AT KEW, October, 2015 and 2016
MORLEY GALLERY, London Potters Annual Exhibition 2007-2016
MADE, West Dean, June 2015
HANDMADE in BRITAIN, Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, Nov 2014
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.