Maria Lintott


I’m a ceramic designer-maker who is excited by the expressive potential of tableware. I’m interested in how we form emotional attachments to objects and my work explores and encourages this interaction. My key objective is to create functional objects that bring something special to our day-to-day lives. My bone china collections use form and texture to invite the user to engage in a conversation with the work, through the sense of touch. I reference ceramic traditions which often provoke curiosity. I enjoy how narratives can be formed through a lifetime of use; an object such as a teacup can become an old friend.  The consumers’ experience when using my tableware is of particular importance to me.
My handmade collections are all slip-cast in bone china.  My Relief and Elevated Presentation bowls are worked on further to achieve crisp relief detailing. 

Born 1981 London

Education 
2004-2006  Royal College of Art. MA Ceramics and Glass.
2001-2004  Central Saint Martins. BA (hons) Ceramic Design. 1st Class Degree.
2000-2001  Central Saint Martins Foundation. Btec Dip. Merit.

Awards
2003  RSA Homeware Travel Award.

Exhibitions
2008 Origin, Somerset House, London.
Focus exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts
‘Enchanted’ SDC Gallery, London.
Craft in the Bay Showcase, Cardiff.
Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House.
‘Botanica’ RBSA Gallery, Birmingham.
2007 Jeanie Avent Gallery, London.
Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
Origin, Somerset House, London.
The Old Sweet Shop, London.
Byard Art, Cambridge.
Crafts Council Showcase exhibition at the V&A, London.
“All I want…” London Print Studios, London.
2007 The City Gallery, Leicester.
2006 100% Design (exhibiting with Hidden Art), Earl's Court,London.
Smallbone of Devizes, Knightsbridge, London.
Designers Guild, Kings Road, London.
Heal’s Discovers, Tottenham Court Road, London.
New Designers, London.
‘Generation’ MA show, Royal College of Art, London.
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London.
Royal College of Art, Work in Progress show, London.
Applied Evolution, The Crypt, St. Pancras Church, Euston,London.
2005 Ceramic Art London, London.
Setting Out, Contemporary Ceramics, London.
2004 Tendence Frankfurt.
New Designers, London.
Central Saint Martins Degree Show, London.

Commissions
2006 To design and make an award for an Axis competition.
Heal’s Discovers – Tottenham Court Road

Publications
2008 Homes and Gardens
Design Arts no: 4
BBC Homes and Antiques
Good Homes
2007 Evening Standard, Homes and property
Ceramic Design Course, Quarto inc
Homes and Gardens
Evening Standard, Homes and property
Grand Designs
Living etc
Living etc
Eve Magazine
BBC Homes and Antiques

Exhibitions

Archive

2008

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