Emma Calvert creates bold textile jewellery by fusing traditional techniques with sculptural forms and contemporary colours. Combining textiles with precious metals, she explores the idea of making two-dimensional fabric into a three-dimensional form through weaving, folding and knotting.
Drawing inspiration from cities across Europe; elements of fashion, fine art and history are referenced in Emma’s colour palette. A recent trip to Palermo, Sicily, inspired the colours for her current collection with a visit to the Cappella Palatina and it’s intricate mosaics.
Emma established her business in 2011 with an initial commission to design and create large-scale catwalk pieces for fashion designer Gareth Roberts. These were modelled on the catwalk at FashionClash Maastricht in June 2011. She has since experimented with her unique technique by varying scale and incorporating a variety of materials including silk, velvet and polyester. Recently Emma has developed her range of loom-woven jewellery, combining silk with fine silver