Linda Fifield

​Beaded vessels have been my primary artistic focus for twenty-five years. These range in size from 2 inches to 2 feet. Classic forms, vivid colors and simple compositions define these vessels. Precision of the intricate beading stitch and elaborate embellishment further distinguish the work. Each vessel is undertaken with the joy of personal challenge. My wish is to create objects of beauty, as I feel harmony is found in beauty and peace within harmony.

Recent collaborations with my husband Jack have resulted in sculptured pieces characterized by Jack’s carving and turning skills. This shared vision further enriches my creative spirit as we carry onward our family’s traditions. Turning hollow form vessels using trees from our land begins the process. Working with needle and nylon thread, the vessels are then encased in a network of Czech glass beads. The stitch I employ most is twill weave whose origin can be traced to ancient cultures in the Middle East. Linda is a juried member of the KY Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, the Kentucky Craft Market Program, and the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; the Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Oh; the Figge Museum of Art, Daveport, IA; the Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA.