Linda has been fascinated by glass and jewellery for as long as she can remember. When her husband bought home an old enamelling kiln from a junk shop she quickly became seduced by the compelling combination of colour and texture that can be achieved with enamels. Blending and shading different enamels to build up veils of colour in order to convey mood and feeling, never fails to provoke a feeling of excitement and anticipation, as no two pieces are ever completely identical. Each piece develops over a succession of firings, typically anything from six to more than a dozen. Linda uses a variety of techniques ranging from traditional skills like cloisonné and champlevé to more experimental techniques that she has developed using sgraffito and liquid enamels. Linda welcomes commissions and will be delighted to discuss with you the designing and making of a special piece.

Inspiration comes from the vibrant colours and spectacular architecture that she saw in India, and the natural world, particularly pebbles and fossils. These are interpreted in a contemporary way with simple lines and shapes for the 21st century.

Linda is a Craftsman of the Guild of Enamellers and a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, and the British Society of Enamellers.

www.lindaconnelly.co.uk

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