Emma Gale Jewellery

23 June - 24 July 2017

Emma Gale Jewellery

The use of mixed materials has always been important in the creation of Emma Gale's jewellery. These latest pieces are a translation of her floral inspired pencil sketches into earrings, brooches and neckpieces.

Again, she is working with a combination of materials alongside silver and gold. The challenge of incorporating these materials together and creating something precious and wearable has always been exciting to her.

This jewellery is a combination of freshwater pearls, faceted crystal beads, mother of pearl flowers, vintage buttons and the occasional sparkly diamond. 

Gale graduated in 1995 with a first class honours degree in Jewellery from Edinburgh College of Art, under the tuition of Dorothy Hogg. Receiving a start up award from the Scottish Arts Council helped in the first years of business. The year 2000 saw the launch of ‘Teach Yourself Jewellery Making’ a book on basic jewellery techniques co-written with friend and fellow jeweller, Ann Little. In 2006 Gale was awarded a development grant from the Scottish Arts Council. Alongside making her own jewellery, Gale worked as jewellery designer for Ola Gorie in Orkney for 10 years, designing many of their collections, which are still available today.

Gale & Temple fashion and home accessories took shape in 2015, a collaboration of jewellery, scarves and homeware gifts with textile artist Sallie Temple.