There are many more pieces by Linda Kinsman-Blake available in the gallery itself, including bowls, mugs, large cups, espresso cups, jugs, vases, platters and more.
Linda has been creating pottery and tiles in the Scottish Borders since 1979. All raw materials are processed at the family-run studio in the village of Smailholm.
The clays, glazes and colours are mixed to their own recipes. The pots are ‘once-fired’ to 1120°C, ensuring that they are heardwearing and robust. Each piece is hand-thrown and the specially adapted tin glaze is applied directly to the dry but unfired surface. This is then decorated, a particularly exacting technique as, once the brush, loaded with colour, touches the unfired surface, that unique brush stroke has to be completed. No going back, no rubbing out. Decorating pots in this way has naturally progressed into painting in both watercolour and oil.