Linda Threadgill

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Linda Threadgill (born 1947) is an American artist whose primary emphasis is metalsmithing. Born in Corpus Christi, TX, her early interests in art explored both ceramics and painting. She became interested in working with metal while an undergraduate, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1970, where she studied with noted American metalsmith Robert Ebendorf. A portfolio of work based on her experimentation with photo-etching and electroforming led her to study with innovative metalsmith Stanley Lechtzin at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Teaching Assistantship in the Metals Department, and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1978. In 1979, she was awarded a Florida Fine Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship based on her studio work. Later this same year, she was invited to join the faculty of the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In 1983 she was named a Distinguished Member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and in 1984, received a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship.[1] In 1994, she received the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research. During her tenure on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, she also received 11 University of Wisconsin Faculty Research Grants, and was awarded the University of Wisconsin Outstanding Research Award in 1987, 1995 and 1999. She served as a Craftsman Trustee to the American Craft Council from 1996-1999, and in 2000, she was designated Trustee Emerita. In 2001, she was named an Artisan Member of the Society of American Silversmiths. She headed the Metals Program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from 1979-2003, and is Professor Emerita. In 2005 she was named a Fellow[2] of the American Craft Council.

In 1984, she developed a small-scale portable spray etching machine based on technology used for the etching of printed circuit boards in the electronics industry.[3][4] This etching machine's simple yet functional design led to its adoption by many university metals programs as well as by numerous private studio artists, enabling them to rapidly and accurately etch and pattern non-ferrous metals for jewelry and small sculpture.[5] Threadgill has shared the technology, techniques and practices associated with her etching machine in over 80 workshops and technical presentations in the United States, Canada, England and Korea. Her work and process are also included in the 1996 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWELRY TECHNIQUES.[6] She now lives and maintains a studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In 2015, she was named Master Metalsmith by the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, who mounted a major retrospective exhibition of her work in late 2015.[7][8][9] This exhibition is illustrated in the catalogue "Cultivating Ornament", ISBN 978-1-943092-51-2[10]

Her artistic metalwork is included in the collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, The Swiss National Museum, Zürich, Switzerland, The National Museum of American Arts of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, The Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea, The Racine Arts Museum, Racine, WI, the deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA, The George and Dorothy Saxe Contemporary Craft Collection, Palo Alto, CA and many others. ...

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  1. ^ 1984 National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowships, American Craft Magazine, Dec.84/Jan.85
  2. ^ American Craft Magazine, American Craft Council, Oct/Nov 2005
  3. ^ TECH TEXT: A COMPILATION OF SNAG TECHNICAL ARTICLES, 1975-2010, Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2010
  4. ^ "Spray Etching Techniques", Monthly Crafts Magazine, Seoul, Korea, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1988
  5. ^ "Linking Our Lineage" Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2016, Victoria Lansford
  6. ^ THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWELRY TECHNIQUES, Jinks McGrath, Quarto Publishing, London, 1996
  7. ^ LINDA THREADGILL UPENDS NOTIONS OF DECORATION, UTILITY IN 'CULTIVATING ORNAMENT', Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, Sept. 22, 2015, Frederic Koeppel
  8. ^ METAL WORKS CHALLENGE NOTIONS OF DECOR, UTILITY, GoMemphis, Memphis, TN, Sept. 25, 2015, Frederic Koeppel
  9. ^ ART:THE YEAR'S 10 BEST EXHIBITIONS, GoMemphisVisual Arts, Memphis, TN, Dec. 21, 2015, Frederic Koeppel
  10. ^ CULTIVATING ORNAMENT, LINDA THREADGILL MASTER METALSMITH 2015, Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, 2015
  11. ^ 1984 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS, American Craft Magazine, Dec.84/Jan.85
  12. ^ American Craft Magazine, American Craft Council, Oct/Nov 2005
  13. ^ TECH TEXT: A COMPILATION OF TECHNICAL ARTICLES, 1975-2010, The Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2010
  14. ^ "SPRAY ETCHING TECHNIQUES", Monthly Crafts Magazine, Seoul, Korea, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1988
  15. ^ "LINKING OUR LINEAGE", Society of North American Goldsmiths, Victoria Lansford, 2016
  16. ^ THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWELRY TECHNIQUES, Jinks McGrath, Quarto Publishing, London, 1996
  17. ^ LINDA THREADGILL UPENDS NOTIONS OF DECORATION, UTILITY IN 'CULTIVATING ORNAMENT', Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, Sept. 22, 2015, Frederic Koeppel
  18. ^ METAL WORKS CHALLENGE NOTIONS OF DECOR, UTILITY, GoMemphis, Memphis, TN, Sept. 25, 2015, Frederic Koeppel
  19. ^ ART:THE YEAR'S 10 BEST EXHIBITIONS, GoMemphisVisual Arts, Memphis, TN, Dec. 21, 2015, Frederic Koeppel
  20. ^ CULTIVATING ORNAMENT: Linda Threadgill 2015 Master Metalsmith, Metal Museum, Memphis, ISBN 978-1-943092-51-2
  21. ^ CONTEMPORARY WOMEN SCULPTORS: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOBIBLIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY, Oryx Press, Phoenix, AZ, 1985
  22. ^ "THE STRUCTURAL ORIGINS OF ORNAMENT", Ornament Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2011
  23. ^ "CONCEPTUALIZING ORNAMENT", Metalsmith Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2009
  24. ^ TEAPOTS: MAKERS AND COLLECTORS, Schiffer Publishing, 2006, Dona Meilach
  25. ^ THE PENLAND BOOK OF JEWELRY, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, Marthe Le Van, 2005
  26. ^ A CREATIVE LEGACY: A HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS VISUAL ARTISTS' FELLOWSHIP ARCHIVE, The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1997, Saralyn Reese Hardy
  27. ^ CRAFT TODAY, POETRY OF THE PHYSICAL, American Craft Museum, New York, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986
  28. ^ 1000 RINGS, Lark Books Division of Altamont Press, 2004, Marthe Le Van
  29. ^ ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN SILVER MANUFACTURERS, 5th Edition, Schiffer Publishers, 2003, Dorothy Rainwater
  30. ^ CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS AND THE SAXE COLLECTION, Hudson Hills Press, 1993, The Toledo Museum of Art
  31. ^ AMERICAN ARTISTS, AN ILLUSTRATED SURVEY OF LEADING CONTEMPORARY AMERICANS, American References, Chicago, 1989, Les Krantz
  32. ^ LINDA THREADGILL, cover photo and artist profile, CRART, Craft and Art Monthly Magazine, No. 20, Issue 4, Spring 2003, Seoul, Korea, HyunJung Kim

External links[edit]

  • lindathreadgill.com [1] Society of American Silversmiths [2] Society of North American Goldsmiths [3] American Craft Council [4]