Over her 30+ years of creative exploration, Linda Shaffer has incorporated many different media and mediums— ranging from sculpture, pottery, painting, printmaking, calligraphy and fine jewelry to clothing design using recycled materials.
She began her artistic practice as a functional potter. From there she found herself drawn to life mask sculpture with exotic materials such as wood, gemstones and fiber.
As she explored the clay, she also found herself drawn to fine jewelry design and abstract painting.
After completing the Gemological Institute of America’s Graduate Jeweler program in 2010, she created the Red Pearl Art brand to encompass both her fine jewelry designs and mixed-media artwork.
Recently, she has favored the creation of large, abstract mixed-media paintings which aim to joyfully explore a playful interchange of surfaces, materials and contrasts.