Meet the Maker

Hello! Welcome to Lindy Garner Ceramics. I’m Lindy! I’m originally from the United States and have been living in England since 2005 when I followed my English boyfriend (now husband) after he was transferred back to the UK.  I started to take  ceramics seriously in late 2016 & went full time in December 2018 and I haven’t looked back.  I really am living the dream- with a whole lotta hustle to make it work.

My main goal with my ceramics is to create fun quirky pieces & functional pieces that you want to reach for over and over again.

For the longest time I resisted making functional pieces such as mugs. I find them to be very intimate objects, if you’re like me the mug you grab for that morning cup of coffee is special. I want my mug to be the one you reach for every morning. During the first Covid-19 lockdown (March 2020) with the country & the world shut down & everyone at home I decided to pass the time perfecting my wheel throwing skills and getting to grips with my mug making phobia. 

Months of Covid induced hermit-ness and throwing every day for hours on end I finally have a mug style I love and I hope you love it as well. I’m a small batch potter & love to experiment so it’s rare that my work will be the same every time.  Have I mentioned I love experimenting? My main mug style is a tactile curvy number that feels great (I think) when you hold it but I also love to make swirly mugs and drippy mugs and boob mugs and well I just love making whatever comes to mind.

One of the things I love to do is layer glazes & this means that each much is unique as there are so many factors at play when you layer glazes- from the thickness of the glaze, the type of clay used and placement in the kiln.  It’s the joyous chemistry of ceramics.

All of my work is handcrafted in my studio in South Manchester. I hope you will enjoy my work for many years to come.

When I’m not elbow deep and covered in clay I love to spend time with my pod, my husband and daughter and my mad cockapoo.