Emma Wylie is a jeweller based in the Southside of Glasgow.
Since graduating from Middlesex University, London with a First Class Degree in Jewellery Design she has enjoyed experimenting with sculptural carving and casting techniques to create pieces that are individual and unique.
Originally from The Lake District in Cumbria, Emma has always enjoyed being surrounded by nature and finds her work heavily influenced by the landscape around her.
Her current collections are inspired by natural objects found whilst beachcombing the coastlines of Scotland and Northern England. Working with precious metals and using her own moulds and carving techniques Emma tries to capture the tactile quality of the objects that many of us pick up from the beach.
Through her jewellery, Emma aims to recreate the joy of combing the beach for treasures hidden amongst the natural debris of the coastline.
Whether it’s a perfectly rounded pebble or a heavily textured piece of seaweed, many of us have enjoyed a walk along the beach, heads bent, scouring the surface for something that catches the eye and the imagination.
Emma’s Hollows Collection is inspired by the way the water shapes and sculpts the environment around it. The power that the sea has to erode coastlines, the force that a river uses to carve rock and stone into a channel and the way that pebbles are rubbed smooth over time.
The Textured Hollows Collection and Emma’s Surfaces Collection are both inspired by the rugged coastlines of Scotland and Northern England. Textures builds up along the shoreline over time and lichen clings to pitted rocks and granulated surfaces.
Emma strives to create pieces that capture the organic forms commonly found in nature and here at Heart Gallery we have fallen in love with her collections and know that you will too. Call in soon to see a great selection of Emma’s jewellery from all three of her collections.
“I’m inspired by the environment around me, in particular the coastlines of Scotland and the Borders. I’m a magpie for objects that wash up along the beach and am fascinated by the way the sea is constantly smoothing and shaping things, eroding the landscape around it.“ Emma Wylie