I work mainly in silver and gold and am fascinated by combining traditional techniques with modern technologies such as CAD. I endeavour to touch two ages to create a modern medieval aesthetic.
Emily Bedford creates beautifully designed individually hand made jewellery from her studio in London employing the expertise of Hatton Garden based master craftsmen/women and cutting edge technology. Her lifelong passion for music and many years of dance training shapes her jewellery to be lyrical and expressive with an evocative feel.
Her practise began in 1995 at Sir John Cass with a series of City and Guilds courses in Enamelling, Silversmithing and Jewellery Design/Manufacture. At her first open studio event in 2000 a Japanese department store ordered 50 pairs of solid gold earrings providing her with sufficient capital and confidence to embark on a full time venture. She considers herself to be heavily self taught as experimentation and advice from master craftsmen and women in the trade has informed much of her practise. Although perfection is an aspiration it is not the main motivation, rather it is the idea of evoking a feeling of nostalgia or of longing within the onlooker.
Cockpit Arts Awards