EMMA BOXALL-GRAY

Edinburgh based jeweller who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art 2008.  Emma has been an artist in residence at the college for the part year.  Works using a combination of precious metal and non precious materials. 

round abouts brooch

Artist's Statement

Enthused by my portfolio I am inspired by the free flowing energy my drawings contain. I am fascinated by the ongoing construction work of surrounding building sites and how they encapsulate an industrial quality. Experimenting with mono-printing, collaging and spray painting has allowed me to capture their qualities and translate their lines into my own work.

In my practical work I am inspired by the urban environment. I am particularly interested in texture, colour, scale, mood and perspective. Growing up in Edinburgh and having widened my travels to northern Europe, I have been inspired by many interesting buildings. Ornate windows; doors and brickwork have become a characteristic focus and starting point for my work. Colour also compliments my sense of fun and enjoyment whilst making the pieces, it allows me to see how it can change and alter the mood of a piece from its application.

My work is primarily made using oxidised and unoxidised wire and coloured acrylics. I use wire to create linear structures in order to replicate the same quality as my drawn lines. To add contrast to these structures I use coloured non precious materials similar to everyday objects found within the urban environment. I wish to further my work exhibiting in galleries whilst also working to bespoke commission.

Further Images

bicycles neck piece

bicycles neck piece

precious metal & onyx beads

pavements neck piece

pavements neck piece

precious metal & resin

speed bumps brooch

speed bumps brooch

precious metal, prespex & nylon


round abouts

round abouts

precious metal, acrylic and dyed nylon

Bicycles

Bicycles

oxidised precious metal and precious metal

Block neckpiece

Block neckpiece

precious metal and resin


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