I have always been fascinated by the transformative relationship that exists between fire and metal, and the possibilities that unfold when they are brought together. I love the beauty that is created out of a process that can be messy, challenging, and at times a little dangerous. It is this blend of transformation and contrast that informs my approach to creating jewelry.
My work consists largely of compositions inspired by the interrelationship between the organic and the architectural. I often find inspiration in the unexpected details that appear in mundane situations: plants forging their way through sidewalks, the way a particular branch springs forth from a tree, the unintended patterns created by erosion on a surface.
Linda Azar creates contemporary jewelry in her studio located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. She grew up in Saint Petersburg, Florida and received a BA in Architecture from the University of Florida. After moving to Asheville NC, she completed the two-year Professional Craft program for Metals and Jewelry at Haywood Community College. Linda exhibits her work in select galleries and numerous craft shows and has been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 2014.