ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Emma Marty began her career in New Hampshire high school silversmithing class.  She followed her passion in art and achieved a Bachelors of Art in Art History at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  Captivated by the growing city and the emerging creative community Marty has made the Nation’s Capital her home.  She continues to improve her craft and knowledge of metals studying with goldsmith Daniel Valencia at Jewelry Class DC.


ABOUT THE WORK

VISUAL AND CONCEPTUAL CONTRASTS inspire ME.  I AM ESPECIALLY ATTRACTED TO THE BALANCE of MASCULINE AND FEMININE.  I BELIEVE THIS COMES FROM THE ACT OF SILVERSMITHING ITSELF.  MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WOULD DESCRIBE ME AS A GIRL'S GIRL.  HOWEVER AT MY JEWELRY BENCH, FIRING TORCH, HAMMER AND IRON MANDREL IN HAND, I TAKE ON AN ALTER EGO.  I find AN AMAZINGLY RUGGED AND MACHO FORCE THAT IS UNALIGNED FROM MY TRADITIONAL FEMININE APPEARANCE AND PERSONA.  THe energy from this DUALITY TRANSLATEs INTO MY PHYSICAL WORK.  

-EMMA MARTY


PRESS

District Boss: Emma Marty of Emma Marty Jewelry,  ringlet studio,  july 2017

Inspire me: Emma Marty, Spicy Candy dc, july 2017

byt gift guide 2016, brightest young things, december 2016

2016 Fashion group international of greater washington, DC rising star award nominee

Vogue's Jewellery Fix, vogue uk, october 2016

15 DC Boutiques and fashion brands with the prettiest instagram feeds, WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE, september 2016

VOGUE'S JEWELLERY EDIT, VOGUE UK, September 2016

Vogue's jewellery edit, vogue uk, august 2016

Emma marty, Gems in the imperfections, art of the journey, April 2016

Better than flowers: DC Area made jewelry, Brightest young things, February 2016

BYT Gift Guide 2015, Brightest young things, december 2015