Emily Shaffer Studio


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Meet the Artist

  • About This Artist

    Originally from Pennsylvania, Emily received a B.F.A in Crafts concentrating in fine metals, and B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University. She moved to Maine in 2014 for a 1-year internship with an active studio jeweler. Since then, she has begun her career designing, making, and selling contemporary jewelry with a minimally elegant appeal in her midcoast Maine studio. Her jewelry and brand encompass her life experiences, personality, and unique manipulation of timeless aesthetics.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: My work is made using traditional metalsmithing techniques. Limiting my palette allows for cohesive collections, and exciting design challenges!

    A: I value the hand-brain connection that stems from physically creating the jewelry. There is truly nothing like seeing a design come to life in its final form on the body.

    A: Even though I possess a large range of craft skills and interests, which I enjoy exploring from time to time, my jewelry business is a reflection of a limited palette and brand identity that I love! As much as I enjoy exploring craft mediums and colorful creative studio play, and believe at my core I am wild and free artist, I also think it's important to be able to run a business as a craftsperson. Please follow my work to see how I grow and carefully incorporate new directions and styles.

    A: I'm in a state of wonder as much as possible. There are many directions and styles that I constantly dream of incorporating into my jewelry studio practice. I find that I actually have dreams (both day and night) about new work and pieces. These thoughts of wonder bring me joy and feed my will to continue on this career path and lifestyle.

    A: I owe a ton of credit and gratitude to studio jeweler, Cara Romano for taking me on as an intern after graduating from college. We had first met at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show. She was an exhibitior and I was a studio in college at the time. She welcomed me into her life and taught me further metalsmithing skills and how to run a small business that is sustainable. Forever grateful to mentors who help usher in the next generation of craft makers. I hope to return the favors as my career progresses.

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