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consider myself an artist, designer and alchemist. Alchemy is a power or process of transmuting a common substance usually of little value, into a substance of great value. When creating my art, I begin with a variety of materials that have no relation to one another. During the fabr
myself an artist, designer and alchemist. Alchemy is a power or process of transmuting a common substance usually of little value, into a substance of great value. When creating my art, I begin with a variety of materials that have no relation to one another. During the fabrication process, I make decisions and instill ideas and energy into the materials that creates new purpose, new thoughts, and new combinations.
How I make decisions about artwork parallels how I live my life. I plan very little, and am confident that everything works out as it’s intended to. Sometimes I’ll make an initial sketch on a scrap of paper, but my pieces evolve as they’re in the process of being created. I make quick decisions, but do take time to consider why I’m making them. Over the years my work has evolved and has taken a very natural, organic and bare form. I like to raise different hues to the metal’s surface with the heat from the flames, letting firescale be a natural patina. This spontaneous approach of working produces quick results that inspire me to move on to the next artwork. I allow the artworks to navigate me, and remain open to whatever that direction is.
Emilie began creating jewelry when she was thirteen when she inherited her Granmother's bag of costume jewelry. She began experimenting with beading and found objects. Emilie received her B.F.A. in Art + Design with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing from Syracuse University. She also studied at Alchimia, a contemporary school of jewelry in Florence, Italy with artist Peter Bauhuis. Emilie worked as the Production Manager for Indie-Fashion Jewelry companies like Pamela Love and Allforthemountain. Emilie now works on her collection of one-of-a-kind and limited edition handcrafted jewelry out of her Brooklyn Studio and teaches jewelry classes at Liloveve Jewelry Studio, The Long Island Art League, and The Newark Museum. Emilie uses 100% recycled materials and ethical stones. She is part of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and The Enamelists Society.