Emily Kidson

August Brooch

Medium/Materials: Oxidised silver, resin, laminate, wood, steel pin

Dimensions: 1.75 x 3.34 x .75 inches

Year: 2016

Artist Statement: 

Emily makes every piece of jewellery by hand in her London studio, and each piece is the culmination of an immersive creative process. Her inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere, whether a quickly-captured image from nature or the careful contemplation of a painting. Nature, art and architecture are particular influences, and her eye for detail informs the minimal, subtly layered aesthetic of her work.

Emily combines modern materials with traditional jewellery and silversmithing techniques. Handmade silver details, inlay, wood and resin feature in her work alongside the boldly coloured laminate work she has become known for.

This brooch combines gently tapered marquise settings with orange resin set against a green laminate background. Whilst the starting point for this piece was the marquise mounts, their leaf like shape has inspired an autumnal palette which reflects the changing seasons at home.

Artist Biography:

Emily is a contemporary jeweller based in London, England, who has exhibited across the UK as well as increasingly in Europe and the US. She studied Three Dimensional Crafts (wood, metal, ceramics and plastics) at the University of Brighton, followed by a year long residency at Bishopsland Educational Trust. Her work spans one of a kind pieces, project pieces and small production series. Emily is fascinated by materials and currently works with laminate, wood and silver to create colourful, highly crafted jewellery. 

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