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 city and the emerging creative community Marty STARTED AND GREW HER BUSINESS IN DC . SHE NOW LIVES, WORKS AND CONTINUES to create handmade jewelry in boston, massachusetts.


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.