Thursday, November 18, 2010
About The Artist
I have been designing and creating jewelry for over 6 years, adding fused recycled glass to my work in 2007. All of the pieces, made from a variety of recycled bottles, are hand-cut and kiln-fired in my studio in Colbert, Georgia.
My eco-friendly line of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pendants has an organic yet elegant feel, with natural variations making each truly unique. Their beautiful colors echo the earth, sky, water and foliage.
Creating jewelry from recycled glass appeals to me on so many levels:
I believe in recycling today for a more beautiful tomorrow! Recycled glass is an environmentally conscious choice. It's readily available yet it's an uncommon alternative to traditional materials.
I love being inventive and getting lost in the artistic process. Working with recycled glass has made me think outside the box, developing specialized firing and finishing methods. Returning to my childhood passion for creativity has been wonderfully liberating.
I delight in sharing my work with people who appreciate owning and wearing my art. Imagine the thrill of spotting a customer in the world's busiest airport and hearing the enthusiasm in her voice as she tells her traveling companions about my jewelry she was wearing! For any artist, it just doesn’t get much better.
My parents encouraged my creativity at an early age. An endless supply of paints, markers and paper kept me busy. I was a bit of a tinkerer too, trying to figure out how things worked. Nothing was safe from my little hands with tools: Grandma’s washing machine, a clock radio and a vacuum cleaner just to name a few.
After years of making a living in the corporate world, I’ve embraced my inner tinkerer and artist again. Recycled glass is a beautiful medium to work with and there’s a true science to fusing glass. My tools of choice these days are a bit larger and electric, but I still get same thrill I did as a kid when I make something.
Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy the unique jewelry I have made from recycled glass and remember to Go Green Gorgeously™!
Posted by Emma Holman at 5:57 PM