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Artist Linda Webb


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Biography


I’ve always been fascinated with mosaics!
As an art form, it’s been practiced all over the world for thousands of years. I wanted to contribute to this ancient, awe-inspiring tradition by studying old techniques and combining that knowledge with my other influences to create a signature style. For the past 22 years, I have worked to develop my technique and fine-tune a style that is beautiful, practical, and unique to me. My jewelry collection now has over 300 original designs and continues to grow. People often comment on my work, “Wow! What is that? I’ve never seen anything quite like it before.” To me, this is a very special compliment. It means I’ve accomplished my goal to make something familiar and also something brand new.
 

 
Here is how I do it:
 
1. I primarily use polymer clay. I love polymer because I can mix the colors and create textures that imitate a wide variety of other art mediums such as stone, wood, metal, paper fabric and more. Once baked, it is lightweight but tough making it an ideal choice for jewelry items. I’ve done a great deal of research about the environmental impact of polymer clay on the planet. I continually strive to make the best choices possible about the effect of the products I use.
 
2. I portray what inspires me. I like animals, plants and geometric designs. Most of my work depicts the natural world. I believe if I feel a strong connection to a subject matter, others  will too. Sometimes I’m taken aback when customers tell me stories of how meaningful my work has been to them. I often see faces light up when viewing my work, but I’m still discovering the range of emotions behind the smiles. My work tends to bring back memories of cherished experiences. These memories can [...]

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