Emma is a jewellery school owner and teacher from Leeds. Her inspirations come from stories she has heard, or the metal itself. She is fascinated by the way it moves and makes her feel. Emma has aspirations of building up the jewellery marketplace platform she has created where she and other makers can sell their pieces.
On what first interested her in making jewellery, Emma told the BBC: “My nan was a real glamour puss. She had this amazing jewellery box full of 60s crystals and everything sparkly and beautiful. I used to love to have a rummage through there. My mother is also of that ilk, she used to make necklaces with us and trawl all the gothic shops. I ended up at art college in school. When I went to the jewellery department, I felt like I had come home.”
Emma All That Glitters
Emma is a jeweller in series two of All That Glitters on BBC Two. The other All That Glitters contestants competing for the UK’s next up-and-coming jewellery star are Bonnie, David, Jack, Nyanda, Piers, Steve and Tianne.
On her takeaway from the show, she said: “It has made me try things I hadn’t tried before and I learned a lot about myself. It was amazing because for the last ten years I’ve had three kids. I’ve juggled family life, kids, running the business, teaching and hadn’t realised that I had lost my creativity a bit. It gave me my creativity back. It was a six-month experience and to have that time dedicated to just coming up with new designs, thinking about what I wanted to make, the whole pressure of lots of people are going to see this, it made me give it a lot of thought. My designs are so much more me and so much more interesting, and I’m so proud of what I’ve done since. It’s been a gift really, an eye opener and a kick up the arse!”
All That Glitters star Emma is 45 years old.
Emma has three children and three stepchildren.
Emma’s Instagram is @the.jewellery.makers.