Linda Figliola's creations are often described as wearable leather art. Working from her home studio in Collingswood, New Jersey, Linda uses post-production and upcycled leather to construct her inspired designs. The forms of her Linda Fig bags, wallets, boxes, and jewelry are based in nature, influenced by Art Deco and a Wabi Sabi aesthetic, and realized by her playful and thoughtful manipulation of the medium. She enhances some of her pieces with her hand-carved block prints, belts for character, and function, and has recently incorporated appliqué to lend another dimension to some of her already existing forms.
Linda received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an AAS in Jewelry Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology. She has been a product designer for the past 30 years, 15 of them spent at The Franklin Mint designing Faberge eggs, Fantasy Dragon swords, the Civil War Chess Set, and countless other successful products. She has designed for Lenox, Reed & Barton, Partylite, and The Noble Company, to name a few.
Linda is a member of The Haverford Guild of Craftsmen, was voted Best in Craft at The Jenkintown Festival of the Arts, has participated in 4 Towns 4 Art, and is honored to be participating in Art Within Reach, alongside so many brilliant local artists.
If you miss the craft shows, Linda Fig bags are carried exclusively at Bus Stop Boutique on Fabric Row in Philadelphia, and smaller items often can be found EilandArts gift shop in Merchantville, New Jersey.