EMILY JO GIBBS

Over the last decade Emily Jo Gibbs has established an international reputation for her exquisite work, which is in the permanent collections of the V&A, the Crafts Council and The Museum of Fine Art, Houston.

Silver Birch

About the artist

Emily Jo Gibbs has a wonderful talent for combining materials and creates beautiful objects that have been inspired by her observations of nature. Her new work explores and develops the theme of nests. Soft wool bowls embroidered with bird song sit beside willow baskets woven on silver frames and tiny silk containers that are suspended between stems of silver reeds and wild oats."I find beauty in tiny little pieces of moss, grass and peeling bark. I try to describe something that is extremely beautiful, very fragile and short-lived, using a palette of colour and texture. I am fascinated by the contrasts between materials, the texture and the shimmer of the beaten metal against the soft matt colours of the silk and wool.”“Creating this new body of work has been extremely liberating and I’ve found fresh enthusiasm for my life long love affair with making. Bringing new techniques to my repertoire has broadened my approach, letting go of the bag form, developing my basket making skills and exploring forms in silver wire has led me in an exciting new direction.”

Further Images

Silver birch

Silver birch

Silver Birch Box Sterling silver and silk H 142mm W 115mm D 85mm Green Birch Box Sterling silver and silk H 182mm W 100mm D 63mm

Song Thrush

Song Thrush

Song Thrush habitat: Woods, parks and gardens Sterling silver and silk H 100mm W 260mm D 150mm

Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler habitat: Reed fringe of water-bodies, willows on river banks Sterling silver and silk H 220mm W 110mm D 90mm


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