Emily, who graduated in 2019 with a BA in Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery & Metalwork, won the award for her Chaos Brooch from her most recent jewellery collection, Chaos//Catharsis.
There are many stages to go through to get to an effective finish. It can make a big difference to how impactful the piece is and how well the craftsmanship quality is perceived... The satisfaction of achieving a good polish is incredible.
Emily was inspired to come to UCA to study jewellery after looking around the crafts school’s workshops, studios, and facilities and seeing the possibilities for working with different materials.
Her practice has always been about humanity – taking issues and finding a silver lining.
I may not have the ability to be a doctor or politician, but I can use my platform to help inform folks and give them a handy talking point, to make them smile and to raise money for worthy causes along the way with the skills that I do have.