Artisan of the Month – Lyngard

I met the most lovely couple, Carmen and Iain, last year in Paris at the Maison et Object trade show for interior designers. Together they own and run Lyngard, a small artisan company making the most fabulous lights!

Just for the record I never accept sponsorship for posts, I only write about things I want to, that are authentic and have soul!  With this spirit I am very happy to be able to introduce you to Lyngard!

Image: Lyngard.com

Lyngard is a small lighting company set up by Carmen Lyngard and Iain Pattison in 2014. Carmen’s family have been making pottery since 1829.

Carmen’s Great Grandfather was awarded an MBE from King George VI for his services to the pottery industry. He was responsible for making our ceramic table wares safe today, by reducing the amount of lead in the glaze – so it didn’t poison us! He also helped to improve the working conditions and salaries for the workers in the pottery industry.

Image: the potteries.org

Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England has been the backdrop for pottery producers since the 17th Century (Carmen’s family included) and is synonymous with Royal Doulton, Wedgewood, Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper being just a few of the more famous producers from this town.

Lyngard.com

Lyngard uses Fine Bone China to give luminosity and extra strength and Carmen applies a unique decorative technique called ‘true fired lustres’ passed down by her family and known to only a handful of producers worldwide.  Every piece of Lyngard is hand sculpted and made from start to finish in Stoke-on-Trent.

Image: the Conran Shop

I loved the product because you can really see and feel that this is a special artisanal piece, it is hanging art in your room! The lustre finish gives a unique iridescent glaze, the colour or which changes depending on the light in the room.  Metallic elements are added in the firing process which means that no two pieces are the same.

The Emery Pendant from Lyngard showing some of the finishes available….

Other timeless finishes are the handprinted marble effects, and coloured bodies with 24 carat gold, platinum or copper interiors.

The Pinnox Pendant W42cm H27cm
Image: Lyngard.com

I really appreciate the diversity of Lyngard’s production for such a small family business, it is quite extraordinary that they can do this and shows the hard work and commitment they pour into their business. This small company produces to a high standard a wide enough range to fit modern and traditional interiors. All by hand and all in Stoke-on-Trent.

Some of the designs available at Heal’s in London

Depending of the design, Lyngard offers black, white and grey china which can be matt or gloss.

Tall Rushton H37cm D17cm
Shown in Black Matt or Grey Matt
Bone China Rushton’s being made in factory Image: Lyngard.com

I particularly love that with Fine Bone China when lit emits a wonderful organic light.

The Marney Bone China Pendant showing luminosity when lit
Adelaide Pendant Image: Lyngard.com

I will be using some of Lyngards lovely pieces in my forthcoming project and I hope to be able to supply them to my clients too – watch this space!

Lyngard also use their fantastic techniques to make vases!

Image: Lyngard.com

Visit Lyngard’s website here 

Thanks for reading!

Amanda x

Author: Amanda Jacober

I am and interior designer sharing tips and inspiration on how to create your dream home and garden using authentic materials and sustainable practices

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