Linda Styles Ceramics

Ceramic Vessels

My intention is always to achieve a random mix of chaos and order, to achieve this craved for ‘tension of opposites’ I repetitively use variations along a eighteen year old theme... 

Hand built soft sheet assemblage juxtaposed to create hollow form, sometimes humped and slumped, usually accessorised with specific elements that allude to ‘function’. I multifire and multisurface, my material preference being terracotta with a light toned slip ground overlaid by 1970’s reference acid brights, undertoned by ‘rural idyll’ earth pigments, suspended in both matt and gloss vitreous formulae, scratched through to reveal and overlaid to obscure, always accented with precious metals and lustre’s.

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  1. Kim avatar
    Kim Oct 20, 2014

    My heart be still!
    Absolutely LOVE!!!!!

  2. evelyn avatar
    evelyn Jan 14, 2015

    Fabulous, fabulous, just love the shapes.

  3. Pia St. John avatar
    Pia St. John Aug 18, 2015

    Love your work. Just discovered on Pinterest.

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    linda styles Aug 19, 2015

    Thank you Pia, here is my Facebook art page link which I update regularly with textual and photographic information on my practice.

  5. Ruth Plaster avatar
    Ruth Plaster Feb 28, 2016

    Love your work!!!!

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    Linda Styles Apr 15, 2016

    Thank you Ruth

  7. Marion Add avatar
    Marion Add Apr 30, 2016

    This is lovely work, so glad to have discovered you,

  8. Graham Cox avatar
    Graham Cox May 1, 2016

    Love the work. Interesting forms with a fabulous use of mark-making and colour.

  9. Frances Goldstein avatar
    Frances Goldstein Nov 29, 2016

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I will be added these to my Gift Ideas board on Pinterest and post on FB if that’s OK with you? Best wishes to you.

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    Linda Styles Dec 10, 2016

    Hello Frances, yes please post wherever you like, I am a fan of pinterest and Facebook too! Here is the link to my art page on Facebook, which is my most used site for images and technical information.

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    ROSA MCCOMBE Sep 29, 2017

    I am totally inspired by you work, I studied kiln formed glass but am starting to play with clay, thanks for showing your lovely work on Pinterest.

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    Linda Styles Sep 29, 2017

    Thank you Rosa, I have been sporadic of late in my online presence…but I do regularly update my Facebook art page -