Material: Jewellery | Location: Merseyside
Emma completed the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing at UCE School of Jewellery, Birmingham, in 2005. Her work regularly uses colour as a primary focus and she enjoys working in non-precious materials which allow her to create brightly coloured and quirky pieces.
After graduating, Emma lived in London for a number of years working in her workshop at Craft Central and working for Wendy Ramshaw. She now lives in Liverpool.
“An enduring interest in Japan, particularly Japanese textiles, has informed several of my jewellery projects. An avid collector of Kimono, often age and flaws would mean the vintage garments I found were not in a condition to be worn but I wanted to find ways to recycle those exquisite fabrics into something that can be worn again. My kikyo (bellflower) and ume (plum) blossom shape brooches are inspired by traditional ‘Tsumami Kanzashi’ - the beautiful folded silk hairpieces usually worn with formal kimono and by Geisha.”