Emily Collins


I design and make contemporary fine jewellery for everyday wear.

I strive to achieve a high level of craftsmanship within my work whilst being sensitive and true to inherent qualities of the materials I use.

My main inspiration is to create harmonious compositions of colour and surface texture. I experiment with simple geometric forms, playing with subtle difference and similarities of form, scale, weight and colour.

Education
2000-02 
 MA ‘Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery’ Royal College of Art
1996-98  BA Hons ‘Designed Metalwork and Jewellery’ Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Awards
South Square Silver Trust bursaries 2000-2002 and 2005
J. Blundels & Sons Silver bursary
‘Most Promising Graduate Maker in Applied Ars 2003’ Awarded by the New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham Surrey
Esg Robinson Charitable Trust Award, Royal Mint Medal Competition 2002

Selected Exhibitions
2011
  Showcase, Electrum Gallery
2009  Rarefind, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Showcase, Electrum Gallery
Silversmithing Showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
2008  Origin, Somerset House, London
Effervescence II, Sussex Barn Gallery, West Dean College, West Sussex
International Boxes, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Simply Silver, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery
2007  Origin, Somerset House, London
Tom Foolery, Muswell Hill, London
Bishopsland Retrospective, South Oxon
Ruberg Jewellery Butik, Islington London
2006  Flow Gallery, London
Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
Craft 2eu, Hamburg, Germany
Mid Summer Madness, 35th Anniversary exhibition, Electrum Gallery, London
2005  Chelsea Crafts Fair 2005, London
Contents, Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London
Electrum Gallery, London
Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltsmill
2004  Anti War Medals, touring exhibition, organised by Velvet da Vinci gallery, USA
Dazzle, National Theatre, London
Scoop, Model House, Llantrisant, Wales
2003  Summer Show, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A Museum
Silver Sparks, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, London
Love and Marriage, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A Museum
Jam ‘Flavour of the month’, Eton Applied Arts, Windsor
Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, The Silver Gallery, Olympia, London
2002  Behold and Beheld, Gallery La, Manchester
Bishopsland Retrospective, Jelly Leg’d Chicken Arts, Reading

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