Using the technique of foldforming alongside other traditional metalworking practices such as hammer forming and hand raising, Emma's work explores the malleable and intriguing natures of silver and copper.
Encouraging folded metal to curve and stretch in a designed direction, using hammers or a rolling mill, is a serendipitous way of working. Creating many opportunties for the metal to evolve and dictate the final form, which suits her playful and intuitive approach to metalworking.
The results are organic and tactile, interesting and precious three dimensional forms, reflecting the undulating lines and rhythms found in the natural world. The addition of surface textures, patinas and burnishing enhance the form and the metal's natural lustre.
Emma's work is aesthetic and sculptural, with a nod towards function. With select pieces of foldformed jewellery, echoing the techniques used and complimenting the main collection. Creating unique and bespoke pieces, no two will ever be identical. Contemporary silver and metalwork as pieces of luxury for the everyday and treasured heirlooms for the future.
Image courtesy of the Goldsmiths' Company 2016