For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by glass and jewellery. When my husband brought home an old enamelling kiln from a junk shop, I 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.

My favourite technique is cloisonné on silver, but I also enjoy the freedom of working on copper. I look to employ texture under the enamel and I achieve this by a variety of techniques from traditional engraving on silver to sgraffito on copper. I often include embellishments of semi precious stones, gold or even found beach pebbles within a piece. I also enjoy the challenge of producing 3 dimensional pieces such as my handbags and “Cakey Boxes”.

My latest work takes inspiration from natural forms and textures such as sea pebbles and fossils, together with influences of the Nouveau and Vienna Secessionist Movement. I interpret these in a contemporary way with simple lines and shapes for the 21st century.

I sell mainly directly to the public through selling exhibitions and also through commissions.

Membership of other Societies

Member, Surrey Guild of Craftsmen
Member, Guild of Enamellers

Exhibitions include

Leicester City Art Gallery
Leamington Spa Art Gallery
Alistair Gill Gallery, Bristol
‘Contemporary Enamel Artists’, Bilston Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
‘Contemporary Glass on Metal’, The Oxford Museum, Woodstock
‘Out of the Fire’, The Oxford Museum, Woodstock
Guildford House Gallery, Surrey

CONTACT DETAILS

E: linda_c_connelly@yahoo.co.uk
W: www.lindaconnelly.co.uk

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