Location

Camden, Maine
United States

About the Artist: Linda Leach

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. Her latest outside-the-box innovation is the creation of an etching technique for making polymer clay jewelry. Unlike texture sheets which utilize commercial designs, Linda’s technique enables the artist to use her own designs. She hand etches the design on a copper plate using a permanent sharpie as a resist followed by a soak in a bath of ferric chloride. The design can then be overlaid with a combination of liquid polymer clay enhanced by the additions of acrylic paint, mica powder, and alcohol ink to create veneers that are truly unique. Her new Etching Alternative© Technique won Linda the coveted 2017 Niche Award in the Polymer Jewelry category. To view an example of this technique is an exquisite necklace which Linda calls “a wild new piece that I know is over the top” visit her write up at Polymer Clay’s website polymerclaydaily.com. Polymer Clay notes “Kudos to Linda and what she’s accomplished.” 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.

Websites

https://lindaleachdesigns.com

Exhibition Images

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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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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Two Dimensional Work
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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