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Emma-Jane Rule

AA2A artist

Location: Leicester

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Email: emmarulesilver@gmail.com

Telephone: 07732 732907

Website: http://www.emma-janerulesilversmith.co.uk

More artists images: https://www.instagram.com/emmajanerulesilversmith/

About me:

In the first year, since graduating, of establishing myself as an Artist Silversmith and Jeweller, I have discovered that creating gallery quality, contemporary silver sculptures, functional pieces and jewellery is only the first step in building a successful Designer/Maker business. The presentation, distribution and advertising of a collection, is also an important factor and must reflect the highest level of quality that I strive for, in the making and presentation of my work.  Having the dedicated time and workshop space and equipment through the AA2A scheme, would enable me to focus on such issues. Such as modifying and creating bespoke tooling solutions for issues encountered when designing a piece, giving me more freedom and options during the making process. Designing bespoke, wooden presentation boxes, display plinths and accessories, which enhance the quality materials and craftsmanship of my collection and gives added luxury appeal and exclusivity of the design, is another goal. Experimenting with sculptural lighting and illuminated metal installations would allow me to venture into the areas of contemporary interiors which will introduce a broader customer base to my contemporary metalwork, which is a crucial issue when establishing a new business.  Interacting with students through workshop practice and presentations, to explain options available to new graduates, especially jewellery and metalsmithing students and to share my journey, would benefit my own confidence and experience as well as hopefully inspire students for their own future endeavours. I hope that during the AA2A programme, whilst working through my goals, I can introduce the next level of professionalism to my business and quality to my work, whilst increasing my confidence and belief in my work and myself.

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