Me at Bench 2016Emma Mogridge BA (Hons) 

Emma is a jewellery designer-maker based in her beautiful home county of Devon. She graduated from Birmingham’s School of Jewellery in 2009 with a first class BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing. It was during this time that she discovered her craft.

After graduation Emma worked in the jewellery trade in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter for almost six years. She worked as a jewellery Cataloguer for Fellows Auctioneers and tutored a Gemmology evening class at the School of Jewellery. She is a qualified gemmologist and diamond grader.

Artist Statement

Emma’s jewellery is inspired by the beauty of the natural landscape. Each hand-made piece is designed to capture a snapshot of nature, for example, the sublime quality of coastal scenery, the shimmering of light over water, or the rippling of long grass in a windswept field. Award winning brooch, Liquid Sun, is inspired by the sun setting at sea.

Facets of Light is a unique collection, crafted using specialist techniques and hand-made tools. Emma works with silver to create delicate eye-catching surfaces and combines them with strong geometry to form dynamic jewellery. The collection has an elegant yet bold aesthetic, accentuated by contrasting satin and highly polished finishes. Each piece has a definitive nautical feel, with echoes of ships and portholes, and is designed as a portable/wearable vision of the ocean.