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Emily Nixon

Emily Nixon

Emily Nixon has a background in many different artforms. After studying textiles at Goldsmith's College and followed by a postgraduate year at the Warsaw Academy of fine Art in Poland, she became preopccupied by tapestry, sculpture and conceptual art. During the 1990's she was a curator, both at my her gallery in Edinburgh and as Director of Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall.

Biography

Emily began to make her own work in 2000 developing into smaller scale pieces that could be worn as jewellery. From her studio in Cornwall, Emily designs jewellery in response to the landscape surrounding her. Preserving a sea-worn, organic quality is a constant fascination. Emily is intrigued by the notion of connecting found natural materials with precious stones and metal.


"My background in the Arts has remained a strong influence. Living in West Cornwall has also shaped the work I make. The sculptural forms and textures of the coastline are a constant fascination; 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 every day. The dichotomy of the precious and the organic - special stones encircled by sea worn fragments of silver - characterises much of my inspiration."

Education

Textiles at Goldsmith's College
Postgraduate Year at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Artxhibitions

Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair, February 2016
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Country Living Spring Fair March 2016
BDC, Islington, London

Beside The WaveBeside The Wave

8-10 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JA8-10 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JA

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