Linda Fifield

​Beaded vessels have been Linda’s 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 her personal challenge. Linda’s wish is to create objects of beauty, as she feels harmony is found in beauty and peace within harmony.

Recent collaborations with her husband Jack have resulted in sculptured pieces characterized by Jack’s carving and turning skills. This shared vision further enriches her creative spirit as they carry onward their family’s traditions. Turning hollow form vessels using trees from their land begins the process. Working with needle and nylon thread, the vessels are then encased in a network of Czech glass beads. The stitch Linda employs 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.