New ceramicist joins Livingstone St. Ives with mythological collection

3rd October 2023 by Hello in Blog

Livingstone St. Ives is delighted to welcome Linzi West to her first exhibition.

Linda’s work joins ‘Modern Mythologies’, on show in our Clifton gallery throughout October 2023 with work from Janet Lynch, Ken Spooner, Ruby Bateman and Natalia Bagniewska featuring.

Linzi, traditionally a painter, says of her work: “Recently I have been exploring ceramics, preferring to make earthenware coiled vessels, plates and pots as well as whimsical one-off, hand-built objects. Their surface becomes my canvas; I draw on them as I would with charcoal on paper, often with sgraffito or painted cobalt blue lines. The result is a collection of colourful stories of people and planet.

“I use earthenware and always paint a white slip on the surface – then I can sgraffito my design, or paint using underglazes. I often use just a cobalt blue underglaze to keep it a simple blue on white, along with a cobalt pencil.

“All of my ceramics are bisque fired and glazed, or sometimes partially glazed which leaves a contrast between the matt bisque-fired clay and the glassy glaze, highlighting the colours used.”

Browse a collection of Linzi’s work below, and view more here.

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