Emily Kidson

About Emily Kidson

Emily is a contemporary jeweller whose layered, intuitively designed pieces marry bold materials with traditional craftsmanship. Silver, gold, wood and keum boo feature in her work alongside the colourful laminate she has become known for. Each piece of jewellery is the unique product of inspiration, playfulness and technical mastery.

Following an applied arts degree at the University of Brighton, Emily spent a year at the prestigious Bishopsland Educational Trust. She has exhibited widely across the UK and internationally, highlights include LOOT (New York Museum of Art & Design) and an exhibition, ‘Constructing in Colour’, at The Scottish Gallery in 2019.

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Introducing Emily

Every shape and component is made by hand at Emily’s Cockpit Arts studio. Chosen materials are pierced, rolled, textured, fabricated and finished by hand. Emily likes to balance areas of fine detail, pattern, repetition and mark-making with uncluttered space. Old industrial cities and canalsides are particular influences, from tapered chimneys to barges and water towers. Sensitive use of colour and her eye for detail informs the minimal, subtly layered aesthetic of her work.

Information on commissions

All Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors welcome commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact this maker and start a conversation about commissioning a piece, unique to you. Examples of commissioning include transforming or combining old jewellery into new pieces, incorporating stones into new settings, or simply working together to create a bespoke piece in the style of this maker.

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