Emily Nixon’s experience with sculpture and fine art tapestry is at the heart of her practice, and the natural beauty of things she finds on beach are her inspiration. The sea-worn look of her precious pieces respond directly to the fabric-like twists and folds of seaweed, the contours of pebbles, and the weathered character of things washed up along the shore.
Emily studied fine art textiles at Goldsmith’s College, before spending a postgraduate year at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art in Poland. She worked as a curator, firstly at her own contemporary art gallery in Edinburgh, and then as the Director of Newlyn Art Gallery. She began making experimental sculptural jewellery in 2000, and now has a studio in Hayle, Cornwall.