Emma Calvert

Born: 1984
Place of Birth: Stockport

Award winning jeweller Emma Calvert creates bold textile jewellery by fusing traditional techniques with sculptural forms and contemporary colours.  Combining textiles with precious metals, she explores the idea of making two-dimensional fabric into a three-dimensional form through weaving, folding and knotting.

Drawing inspiration from cities across Europe, elements of fashion, fine art and history are referenced in Emma’s colour palette. A recent trip to Palermo in Sicily inspired the colours for her current collection with a visit to the Cappella Palatina and it’s intricate mosaics.

She has continued to develop her unique technique by varying scale and incorporating a variety of materials including silk, velvet and polyester. Recently Emma has developed her jewellery range by incorporating sections of loom-woven ribbons, handwoven on a 24-shaft Magic Dobby Loom, made from a mix of polyester yarn and fine silver wire.

Selected Awards:

Cockpit Arts/Clothworker's Foundation Award 2014

Best Newcomer at MADE London 2013

Crafts Council Hothouse 2013

 

  • Emma Calvert

    Three Strand Necklace (slate/yellow/aqua)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver
    L:42cm
    £345
  • Emma Calvert

    Silver Bar Twist Necklace (slate)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver
    L:45cm
    £245
  • Emma Calvert

    Braid Bracelet (stone/black)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver
    W:1cm L:20cm
    £155
  • Emma Calvert

    Braid Square Stud Earrings (slate/yellow)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver
    H:1cm W:1cm
    £95
  • Emma Calvert

    Single Strand Braid Necklace (slate/yellow/stone)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver
    L:46cm
    £245
  • Emma Calvert

    Single Strand Braid Necklace (block orange)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver
    L:46cm
    £245
  • Emma Calvert

    Long Angular Necklace (orange/aqua/gold)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver and marble resin blocks
    L:62cm
    £345
  • Emma Calvert

    Short Angular Necklace (orange/aqua/gold)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver and marble resin blocks
    L:48cm
    £265
  • Emma Calvert

    Braid Bracelet (slate/yellow/stone)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver
    W:1cm L:21cm
    £155
  • Emma Calvert

    Long Drop Earrings (black/aqua)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver and marble resin blocks
    H:8cm W:1cm
    £135
  • Emma Calvert

    Long Drop Earrings (pastel/blue/stone)

    2017
    hand-braided ribbons, silver and marble resin blocks
    H:8cm W:1cm
    £135
  • Emma Calvert

    Braid Square Stud Earrings (aqua/orange)

    2017
    silver, hand-braided ribbons
    H:1cm W:1cm D:0.8cm
    £95