Linda Connelly is a designer-maker specialising in enamelling. She works from her home studio in Surrey and also teaches classes in Jewellery Making and Enamelling . She welcomes commissions and enjoys working with a client to help them realise their ideas in silver and enamels.
Linda’s work is inspired by stories, memories and dreams. She loves to create unique and colourful pieces of enamel art with a narrative, bringing memories to life in jewellery, bowls and small panels. We are all made up of stories and remembered moments in time. Reminding ourselves of special moments can help to enrich our lives. Linda uses a variety of methods ranging from traditional skills like cloisonné, hand-engraving and champlevé, to more experimental techniques that she has developed using sgraffito, hand-made decals and combining other mixed media techniques. Blending and shading different Enamels to build up veils of colour in order to convey mood and feeling never fails to provoke a sense of excitement and anticipation, as no two pieces are ever completely identical. Each piece evolves over a succession of firings, typical anything from six to a dozen or more although each one only lasts a minute or two. Linda welcomes commissions and will be delighted to discuss with you the designing and making of a special piece, maybe one that tells a story that is important to you.
Inspiration comes from the vibrant colours and architecture that she saw in India and also on recent trips to Venice and Sicily, as well as childhood holidays to the Jurassic coast, Norfolk and Cornwall.