A recent graduate of Edinburgh College of Art’s Jewellery and Silversmithing course, Emily’s graduate collection was awarded Goldsmiths’ ‘Talent Spotted 2015’ at New Designers.
Taking inspiration from the geometric and repetitive nature of contemporary architecture, Emily has explored the bold shapes, patterns and textures of these buildings. It is this strong structural design that has influenced her jewellery.
The construction of each piece is fundamental to the design process; jewellery elements are carefully built together using cold connections. Emily predominately uses tubing with joints and connections clearly visible. Each element is carefully considered from a central statement feature down to a tiny concealed tube rivet.
Integral to the design aesthetic is the control of the moving elements within each piece, which creates a playful and surprising aspect when worn. The collection features half cut pearls, textured silver and gold tube combined with hand dyed rope and faceted corian. It is this combination of materials and shapes that capture a refined minimalistic approach to the design.