Linda van Niekerk
After a successful business career, Linda switched her attention firstly to a degree in psychology and then more recently, to a long-time passion with jewellery. Born in South Africa, she relocated from Sydney to the beautiful Huon Valley in Tasmania’s south in 2005.
Thinking of herself as a conceiver of wearable sculpture rather than a jeweller, Linda enlisted the help of a private tutor to teach her technical skills, which would allow her to follow her own, sometimes unorthodox, approach to design. Her work is bold, visually striking and deceptively simple. Her desire is to create elegantly sculptural forms that do not conform to the dictates of the market place or current fashion.
Studio location Huon Valley, Tasmania.