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"My work is a search for indulgent visual pleasure arising from a romantic view of nature. I see ornament as a conduit for emotional response and memory. The human endeavor for symmetry and balanced arrangement of forms is a satisfying mental habit that defies natural representation of nature. I delight in multi-layered fanciful natural forms, emphasized by texture, color and repetition.

I’m no longer interested in utility, except symbolically. I may refer to a functional object, often a historical piece, but then I find some way to preclude that from ever actually serving a function.”

Linda Threadgill is currently working as an independent studio artist in Santa Fe, NM. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She is a Fellow of the American Craft Council, recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship, and an Artisan Member of the Society of American Silversmiths. Her work is included in many public and private collections.

Threadgill is a Trustee Emerita of the American Craft Council and has served as a Board Member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She is professor Emerita of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she coordinated the Art Department Metals Program for 25 years. Her work includes contemporary hollow ware, sculpture, and fine jewelry. Her etching research in 1984 resulted in a process she has shared in over 80 national and international workshops and which is now in widespread use in both university and private studios.