Location

Camden, Maine
United States

About the Artist

Linda Leach is a well-known midcoast Maine artist comfortable in many genres. Whether working in clay, oils, metal or digital photography she brings a unique signature to her works of art. Most recently she was a presenter at the Polymer Clay Summit on Mokume Gane and will be presenting a workshop for Clayathon 2022 on Alternative Veneers & the Art of Mixed Media Quilting. 

She has published numerous articles on polymer techniques including "Painting on Polymer", Quilt Blocks, and "Etching Alternative". Her Etching Alternative¬© Technique won Linda the coveted 2017 Niche Award in the Polymer Jewelry category. Linda also tied for Wearable Jewelry design in the IPCA 2018 International Polymer Clay awards. 

Linda was a speaker at the IPCA's August 2017 Synergy4 Conference in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (synergyconference.net) She has taught her new technique at the New England Polymer Artist guild and the New Hampshire Polymer Art Guild. Linda also co-owns with Sandy Clement mainelightscollection.com and their work can be found at galleries/shops along the coast of Maine. 

Website

https://lindaleachdesigns.com

2021 Exhibition Images

Teal Flower Necklace

Teal Flower Necklace

30" long

Polymer clay, liquid clay, wire, opals, pearls, steel

Mixed media necklace featuring focal pendant made from a hand carved silicone mold and layers of liquid clay. The pendant then has traditional polymer clay petals added and opal beads wired on to finish. Teal tigereye, gold pearls, peruvian opals, and cut steel beads finish the necklace.

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Jewelry and Wearable Art

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Teal and gold necklace with a floral central medallion hanging on strands of stone beads and pearls

The Rockland Harbor

The Rockland Harbor

9 x 7"

Polymer clay, glass, liquid clay, oil paint

The vase starts with a blue lace cane baked onto a glass vase. Then oil paint is mixed with liquid polymer and painted in sections and baked.

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Cylindrical vase, narrow in the middle than at the rim or base, having a harbor scene with a lighthouse on an island, sailboats, and clouds

Swimming Turtles

Swimming Turtles

7.5 x 7.5"

Liquid clay, mica powder, polymer clay

This piece starts with a hand carved silicone mold and layers of liquid clay mixed with mica powder. The painting is done in sections and baked after each area so the colors don't bleed. The "enamel" veneer is then baked onto a thick base of polymer clay and mounted in the frame.

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Two Dimensional Work

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Underwater scene with three turtles and kelp


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Chpoeetah Jewelry Ensemble

Chpoeetah Jewelry Ensemble

The base of this necklace is baked onto a metal form and then sections are cut. The sections are covered in a cheetah polymer cane. The center stone is leoparskin jasper which is surrounded by clay covered in gold foil. Hanging from the stone are fresh water pearls. The clasp is hand hammered brass wire. The sections are joined using stringing silk with knots in between. Earrings and a pin were created to complete the ensemble. Size: Necklace finished inside edge is 16", width at bottom is 3" - earrings 2.5" - pin 3". Materials: polymer clay, gold leaf, brass wire, leoparskin jasper, fresh water pearls, stringing silk thread.

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Jewelry and Wearable Art
Whimsical Fish Sculptures

Whimsical Fish Sculptures

Polymer clay fish sculptures use a combination of matching mosaic canes, gradients, makume gane, cut-outs and other surface techniques to create these whimsical wall art pieces. Sizes range from 3x3 to 12x12. Materials: polymer clay with hollow center

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Etching Alternative Bowl

Etching Alternative Bowl

This bowl is formed from a hand etched copper plate using layers of liquid clay. The flowers are hand painted with liquid clay and oil paint and baked on to a translucent base. The bowl is then backed with a sheet of textured polymer clay to give it strength. size: 10x10. Materials: liquid polymer clay, oil paint, polymer clay

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