Emily Kidson is an award-winning contemporary jeweller whose layered, intuitively designed jewels marry bold materials with traditional craftsmanship.
Emily makes every piece of jewellery by hand in her London studio, and each piece is the culmination of an immersive creative process. Her inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere, whether a quickly-captured image from nature or the careful contemplation of a painting. Nature, art and architecture are particular influences, and her eye for detail informs the minimal, subtly layered aesthetic of her work.
The design process might start with a key image. From this, Emily uses her sketchbook to create initial designs, shapes and compositions, before moving on to the bench where she experiments with materials and card models. Her sketches complement her making process as she works intuitively with the materials, allowing her work to develop naturally and spontaneously.