EMILY NIXON

Sumptuous Seaworn Treasures inspired by the Cornish Coast

Inspired by living on the coast in Cornwall, Emily Nixon’s distinctive eye has created a range of jewellery possessing a sea worn character unlike any other.

Emily studied fine art textiles at Goldsmith’s College followed by a postgraduate year at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art in Poland, where tapestry, sculpture and conceptual art captured her imagination. AFter working for many years as a curator at her own contemporary art gallery in Edinburgh, then as the Director of Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall Emily started to make my own work again in 2000; which soon developed into smaller scale pieces that might be worn as jewellery.

Emily’s home in West Cornwall is her main influence;

“I love the fabric-like twists and folds of seaweed, the diversity in the contours of pebbles, the weathered character of flotsam I see washed up along the shore. This dichotomy of the precious and the organic - special stones encircled by sea worn fragments of silver – characterises so much of my inspiration.

At the heart of my work remains the sculpture and tapestry of my early practice. Constant experimentation, playfulness and continual development of ideas alongside a mindfulness of the relationship of each piece with the wearer, drives my creative process and output.” Emily Nixon

Emily making in her studio in West Cornwall

Emily making in her studio in West Cornwall