Linda McFarlane: Lava and Opalite necklace

Linda McFarlane: Lava and Opalite necklace

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Linda McFarlane’s work as a jeweller has come as a logical extension of her original training and lifelong interest in fashion, design and textile arts. She likes to explore the possibilities presented by the use of simple materials and forms, making the most of their varied characteristics, textures, colours, reflective qualities. Linda is a great experimenter and she likes to try new materials and designs, but her work is always controlled and well balanced. ‘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 and plays with generic contrasts such as light and dark, rough and smooth, shiny and dull. She always dresses in black and white. She is a qualified and practising school teacher, and lives and works in Norwich.  Linda has made a special range of environmental jewellery for GroundWork gallery using natural materials such as stone, shell, lava and leather and experimenting with some new combinations of materials and designs.