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Services: Metal Work
- $2530 min
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Love to make and create! I also recently have fallen in love with teaching! Its so inspiring to help someone realize that they too can create amazing things! Throughout my life I have always drew, painted, crocheted, knitted, particapated in anything that involved making things.
I finally attended college, after I graduated I used to audit classes just to use their equiptment and ocassionally took a class to learn a new skill. The joke at the college I attended was that I couldn't get a doctorate there...I had to move on.
During this time I had been supporting my self as a hairdresser. It was still creative, I cut like I was sculpting and my knowledge of color definetly help in hair coloring. I even would sell my jewelry in the salon I worked in as I made it in school.
I continued to work on my own and sell to customers and friends. Plus, I'd draw and paint for fun. I moved my salon to my home after my kidneys failed and I couldn't work as hard as I had. Than I got a kidney transplant. You might say everything happens for a reason! Because of my health (also have arthritis) I started investagating less harmful ways to create jewelry and metal than I previously had used. That's when I found Precioud Metal Clay. I went on to be certified to teach. Went to Vermont and studied with Celie Fago. Took classes at bead fests with Sherri Haab and Meridith Arnold. Finally even got certified to teach. Joined the PMC guild. Opened an Ebay store to sell the supplies so I could get them wholesale for my students and me and support myself some other way than hairdressing. Now with the added teaching I'm can say I am supporting myself with my Art.
I also started investagating and working with fused glass, enameling, and polymer clay. These mediums gave me what metals had me missing...color. Finally, I found something that I could express all I love to do.
Anne L. February 20, 2012
"Linda brings a terrific energy and spirit to her classes and it is contagious. She breaks it down for beginners and conveys the fine points to more experienced students. She is a talented artist who stays up on the latest techniques and products related to metal clay. Highly recommended for beginners and more advanced metal clay artists."
Sally B. September 5
"Linda is such a patient teacher, she makes even the person with no talent feel like they can creat something beautiful. I have taken several classes from Linda, and always something is made that is beautiful and you are proud to wear it. she is warm, open and honest and makes you feel like an artist! "