Objects that have inherent playfulness and frivolity attract me. My work continuously chases that uninhibited freedom of childhood. I design deliberately but intuitively with color and form. The objects and environment around me are my inspiration. Everything is broken down into building blocks of shapes and colors, then those pieces are rearranged and put back together to create something new. Bright colors. Clean lines. Discovering as I make. Sketching with materials and shapes until I create a composition. My work aims to manipulate common materials so they feel as treasured as gold.
Emily was born and raised in the small village of East Calais, Vermont. She graduated from Maine College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in metal-smithing and jewelry. After spending two years as a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts, Emily moved to Asheville. Now she spends her time working at Mora Contemporary Jewelry, and maintaining an inquisitive studio practice.