Linda Connelly

Linda Connelly
07548 621014
For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by glass and jewellery. When my husband bought 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. Each piece develops over a succession of firings, typically anything from six to more than a dozen. I use a variety of techniques ranging from traditional skills like cloisonné and champlevé to more experimental techniques that I have developed using sgraffito and liquid enamels. I welcome 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 I saw in India, and the natural world, particularly pebbles and fossils. I interpret these in a contemporary way with simple lines and shapes for the 21st century.
Galleries where I have a permanent presence
Surrey Guild of Craftsmen Gallery, Milford, Surrey
Lovers Lights Gallery, Twickenham, Surrey
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey

Exhibitions include:
‘Contemporary Enamel Artists’, Bilston Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
‘ Fire-works’, The Oxford Museum, Woodstock - 2004
Guildford House Gallery, Surrey -2001,2006, 2012,2013,2014,2015
‘Out of the Fire’, The Oxford Museum, Woodstock -2007
‘Some Like it Hot’. The Oxford Museum, Woodstock - 2009
‘The Heat is On’, The Oxford Museum, Woodstock - 2011
The Guild of Enamellers Exhibition, Ravenstein Museum, Netherlands - 2011
Summer Exhibition, Lovers Lights Gallery, Twickenham – 2012
Art in Action ‘Best of the Best’ 2014
Image 1
Magic Carpet Pendant
Image 2
Enamel Amonite Fossil Necklace
Image 3
Mystical Domes II Pendant