Emily Thatcher

Using traditional hand-fabrication techniques and utilising colours of both stone and precious metal Emily draws the eye around the designs, exploring both negative and positive space. Every component in Emilys jewellery is either hand forged or sand cast as a one-off. The creation of a new piece often begins with alloying the gold in the studio to her own rich hue which has become the signature of her work. She selects unique gem material for each design, working to expose the honesty of the stone - the inclusions and fractures, responding to these innate characteristics rather than neglecting them. Emily creates voluminous settings, in which she seats the stone, giving space to admire their many aspects. The placement of the stone in the setting parallels the microscopic structures that are so fascinating to her. The interplay of light & shadow is another important aspect of her metal work; using gentle curves, intersected by flat plains, creating a simultaneously visually stimulating & tactile finish.

Originally from Cambridge, Emily studied a BA Hons in Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts at The Sir John Cass Department of Art & Design in London and now works from her studio in Sheffield exhibiting her work both nationally and internationally.

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