Emma CalvertBorn: 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.
Cockpit Arts/Clothworker's Foundation Award 2014
Best Newcomer at MADE London 2013
Crafts Council Hothouse 2013
Three Strand Necklace (slate/yellow/aqua)2017hand-braided ribbons, silverL:42cm£345
Silver Bar Twist Necklace (slate)2017hand-braided ribbons, silverL:45cm£245
Braid Bracelet (stone/black)2017hand-braided ribbons, silverW:1cm L:20cm£155
Braid Square Stud Earrings (slate/yellow)2017hand-braided ribbons, silverH:1cm W:1cm£95
Single Strand Braid Necklace (slate/yellow/stone)2017hand-braided ribbons, silverL:46cm£245
Long Angular Necklace (orange/aqua/gold)2017hand-braided ribbons, silver and marble resin blocksL:62cm£345
Short Angular Necklace (orange/aqua/gold)2017hand-braided ribbons, silver and marble resin blocksL:48cm£265
Braid Bracelet (slate/yellow/stone)2017hand-braided ribbons, silverW:1cm L:21cm£155