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Linda is an Enamel Artist and Jeweller. All her pieces are handmade by her from her studio in Surrey under the watchful eye of Jyp the dog, her workshop 'assistant'. Much of Linda's work is Enamel which is fusing glass to metal in a kiln. She loves and is inspired by the endless variety of colour and texture that can be achieved. She makes use of a variety of techniques ranging from traditional ones like cloisonné and champleve, to more contemporary and experimental ones including sgraffitto, the use of wet process enamels and decals. Blending and shading different enamels to build up veils of colour to convey mood and feeling never fails to provoke excitement and anticipation as no two pieces are ever completely identical.
Linda also enjoys working with silver and gold and making finely detailed pieces augmented with pearls and semi precious stones and beads. She likes to add texture using either hammers or rolling mills to ensure each piece is truly unique.
Linda's work is informed by memory and seeks to incorporate and encapsulate memories to inspire and define their wearer. She is inspired by her travels in India and recent visits to Venice and Sicily together with the natural world, particularly pebbles and fossils which remind her of childhood holidays on the Isle of Wight and the Jurassic coast.
Linda is a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, the Sussex Guild, Guild of Enamellers and the British Society of Enamellers.