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Linda Bloomfield

  • Ceramicist
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Master Artisan
Linda Bloomfield Ceramicist
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When chemistry meets art

  • • Linda specialises in thrown porcelain tableware
  • • She is an author of numerous books on ceramics
  • • Her work is recognizable by the use of lichen-effect glazes

Sublime beauty lives in Linda Bloomfield’s pottery. Simple and functional, her objects possess artistic flair and mesmerize with their refinement and colours. She uses her own glazes and gives preference to the translucent colours that the oxides produce. Linda has an engineering background and extensive experience in the world of pottery, she has been creating objects since 1973. Apart from the making, Linda is also a writer, she has written several books on various aspects of the craft that were all hits among pottery enthusiasts. The talented craftswoman is also keen on sharing her knowledge often hosting online and offline ceramic workshops.

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Lichen effect tea bowl

This black tea bowl is made of porcelain. The patterns are inspired by lichen. A special glaze technique is applied to achieve the lichen effect.

Length 10 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 9 cm

Photo: ©Henry Bloomfield
Black basalt lichen series

These five black porcelain sculptures with lichen effect glazes were handmade by Linda Bloomfield.

Length 40 cm
Width 12 cm
Height 12 cm

Photo: ©Henry Bloomfield
Black basalt lichen form

This black porcelain sculpture is handmade by ceramicist Linda Bloomfield. A special glaze technique is applied to achieve the lichen effect.

Length 8 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 11 cm

Photo: ©Henry Bloomfield
Green lichen series

This group of eight garden porcelain sculptures were made by Linda Bloomfield with lichen effect glazes.

Length 100 cm
Width 22 cm
Height 28 cm

Photo: ©Henry Bloomfield
Lichenicolous basalt nesting bowls

These five black nesting bowls are made in porcelain with lichen effect glazes. They were handcrafted by ceramicist Linda Bloomfield.

Length 100 cm
Width 22 cm
Height 13 cm

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