With a background in sculpture, award-winning artist Emmeline Hastings demonstrates a unique approach to jewellery. Graduating in 2009 she has contributed to major UK and international exhibitions to great acclaim. Her work is part of many personal collections as well as that of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Emmeline combines unexpected and contrasting materials in her Bristol studio. She uses her personally developed techniques of hand carving perspex acrylic and embedding it with metallic elements to create striking, beautiful and contemporary wearable sculpture.
Her pieces capture fleeting moments; something glimpsed and remembered. Her ephemeral jewels reveal rough crystalline forms, surfaces dotted bristling with glittering metallic elements that shift and change in color and perspective. Working in perspex acrylic, her pieces are light and wearable with mysterious patterns of gold and silver seemingly organic to the form.
“All of my work shares an ephemeral quality while being eminently wearable. I create mysterious miniature landscapes through a unique visual language. I hope to make associations with varying natural phenomenon through this individual making process.”
Collections: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; National Museums Northern Ireland, for the Ulster Museum Collection