About

Linda Barletta of Sheen PotteryLindy has been designing, making and selling her work for the last 10 years.  Her studio is in East Sheen, London SW14.  She was an adult student in ceramics for quite a few years previously,  undertaken many courses and master classes including Level 3 City and Guilds in Ceramics and  Level 3 Glaze and Firing.  A residential course at  Brookhouse Pottery in 2005 was a turning point and intense 2 day classes with Takashi Yasuda, Gareth Mason, Phil Rogers have been inspiring and educational.

Lindy Studied Art and History of Art at Hereford Collect of Art and had a career in management in London, then a 2nd career in Interior Design specialising in putting together colour schemes, wallpaper, paint, rugs and furnishings for grand houses in London, America and Australia.

Her thrown ceramic forms are strong, generous shapes with a roundness and elegance achieved by hand and eye, asking to be touched, admired and used.  Made by hand for others hands to enjoy.  She feels that ceramics is an art placed among us in our everyday lives, for example a simple mug or a vase or a teapot can influence the mood one is in.  It can make someone's day.  It can become a very important object that is carried through time and will have a great value, both non-material and material.

Influences come from rural landscapes, a collection of French and British printed fabrics, Japanese folk craft, The Arts and Crafts Movement, Chinese ceramics and Japanese ink brushwork, early Medieval pottery and the strong influences of British studio potters and pottery.  With a previous career in interior design, textiles, colour and pattern are important and Lindy's glazes are jewel-like in quality reflecting these influences.

Work is in both stoneware and porcelain.  It is high fired to cone 9 in an electric kiln.  Glaze application is in layers, sprayed, poured and trailed, often with wax resist in between or gentle flowing metal oxide brushwork to enhance the shape and emphasise the form of a particular piece. 

Recent work includes a new collection of handmade slab built vessels, vases and containers in a Fern inspired textured design in two colourways, white or turquoise. The work is very tactile, pleasing to the eye and to touch. Available in 6 glaze colours: White inlay, Turquoise inlay, Green, Midnight Blue, Burgundy, Cream speckle.


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