Linda McFarlane: Driftwood and Stone Fossil Brooch


Linda McFarlane

Driftwood and Stone Fossil Brooch

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Linda McFarlane’s driftwood and stone fossil brooch has a distinct design with its centred fossil sitting upon stone and driftwood. The brooch is a beautiful subtle piece of jewellery. It’s an ode to the seaside that can be worn for any occasion. The pin feature means that it is also perfect as a display piece in the home.

Linda McFarlane has been working as a jeweller for some 15 years. She began as a logical extension of her original training and lifelong interest in fashion-design and textile arts. She takes a restrained approach and likes to explore the possibilities presented by the use of simple materials and forms. Nevertheless, she enjoys making the most of varied textures, colours, and reflective qualities.

‘I like my work to be individual and affordable and distinct from that found on the high street. I enjoy experimenting with such materials as stainless steel, rubber, Perspex, glass, with bold forms to create surprising yet harmonious wearable sculpture.’

Linda places particular emphasis on combinations of opposites in her work. She likes to play with generic contrasts such as light and dark, rough and smooth, shiny and dull. She has made a special range of environmental jewellery for GroundWork gallery using natural materials such as stone, shell, lava and leather. Linda often experiments with new combinations of materials and designs. As well as in textiles, Linda’s background is in teaching and she lives and works in Norwich.

About the materials

Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea, lake, or river by the action of winds, tides or waves. It is a form of marine debris or tidewrack.

fossil is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.

Naomi Langford