Lindy Barletta MSDC

Ceramics

About Lindy
Lindy designs & makes functional & decorative ceramics in her studio in London SW14. She studied Textiles and Art at Hereford Art College. A career in interior design led to a love of colour and pattern. Lindy is also inspired by a collection of antique textiles, Kew Gardens, land and seascapes. A trained wheel thrower Lindy makes functional home wares in porcelain, with beautiful jewel-like glazes & is known for her award winning teapots and bowls of all shapes and sizes. Her current coloured porcelain clay vessels are limited editions. Marble-like, tactile and landscape pictures in clay.
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Lindy's thrown ceramic forms are strong, generous shapes with a roundness and elegance achieved by hand and eye, asking to be touched, admired and used. She feels that ceramics is an Art that is placed among us in our everyday lives, for example a simple mug, vase or a teapot can influence the mood one is in. It can become a very important object that is carried through time and will have a great value both non-material and material.

Her recent coloured porcelain work is inspired by rock strata, satellite images and river beds. Influences come from rural landscapes; a collection of antique fabrics and the Arts and Craft movement; Chinese ceramics and Japanese ink brushwork. With a previous career in interior design, textiles, colour and pattern are important and Lindy’s glazed homewares are jewel-like in quality.

Lindy makes her own coloured porcelain clay, these clays are layered together and thrown on the wheel to create pictures in clay. A porcelain collection of Landscape and Seascape inspired vessels in muted blues, greens, beige and browns, reflecting the Earth’s natural layers and colours. The pieces are polished to a silky smooth finish so tactile to the touch.

Each batch of vessels is a limited edition. Whilst the colours are similar, the way the layers form as the wheel spins can be random and depends where the layered colours are in the ball of clay; on what angle the clay is placed on the wheel and how good the thrower is on the day!

The pieces are turned, burnished and polished at and after each stage of the making process with a final polish, after high firing to 1300 degrees, with a diamond abrasive pad to achieve a marble like finish.

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Lindy works to commission by Interior Designers, specialising in one off statement pieces. She exhibits at Designer maker shows throughout the country. Her work is in select galleries in the UK. She is Vice Chairman of the London Potters organisation, promoting ceramics to a wider audience, educating and encouraging good working practice.

2019 exhibition of Landscapes in Porcelain at The Chelsea Arts Club.

Handmade in Britain and Contemporary Crafts at Chelsea, Kew and Oxford 2015-2019

CRAFT at Top Drawer 2017

Art in Action 2010-2017

London Potters Awards for Best Trio of work 2017, Best Function Piece 2012, Visitors Vote 2010, Best Thrown 2008

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