After studying ceramic sculpture at Cheltenham College of Art with James Campbell as my inspirational teacher, I went on to work in London for the sculptors Beth and Maurice Blik. This placement led me to decide to go into teaching , gaining my qualifications at The Institute of Education , London University ,where I was fortunate to have the potter William Newland as my tutor, leading on to many happy years teaching children in Hampshire schools.
A family tradition of mending, sewing , exploring fabrics , patterns and textures alongside the love of spending time in the garden and allotment has been a constant source of inspiration over the years.
A variety of vessels, dishes and bowls are thrown on the wheel or pieced together with parts constructed from thin slabs of porcelain and stoneware clays. Using a variety of resist techniques and bisque plates that I have made, surface patterns and textures are added and impressed into the forms, enhanced with oxides and glazes in a palette of mainly blues and green
All work is fired in a Northern Kilns top loader to 1250 degrees
I am a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association.
Address: 42, Cheriton Road, Winchester, SO22 5AY
Home Telephone Number: 01962 867218
Mobile Telephone Number: 07947 523612
Instagram: @lindalchew @chewceramics