Originally from Finland, via the Finnish islands and then the west coast of Sweden, Emelie setteled to study Jewlelert & Silversmithing at Edinburgh college of art. Having graduated May 2013, she is now Artist in Residence at the same college. Her interest in people and human behaviour, Emelies work is a reflection and a response to how we live today.
About Emelie Westerlund
A cord fitting into a groove, a sphere slotting into a perfectly shaped hole. Two materials sliding together through the pull of a magnet, rubber giving way to the force of your finger... nice.
I’m interested the tactile qualities of forms and materials and the experience we get when handling them. Why is an action nice to perform? Can I extract the niceness and install it in my jewellery?
Size, weight, texture and temperature are my primary focus, visual aesthetic a bi-product. Magnetic clasps, brooches that click and fidget friendly rings - jewellery that focuses on the point of interaction with the wearer - jewellery that is fun and nice to use. Jewellery that might not be useful, but very nice to use.