EMILY HIGHAM

Recently graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, Emily is a jeweller, designer and maker who uses the process of enameling to explore colour and pattern. Using the combination of vitreous enamel layered under industrial enamel, Emily creates delicate and asethical jewellery pieces that are inspired by honeycomb and the layers within beehives. 

Artist's Statement

Beehives and the beautiful gradient colours of honey and honeycomb inspire Emily's jewellery. She takes her inspiration from the rectangular shapes of beehive boxes and the layers they are built upon, stacked in a neat uniform line above each other, contrasted with the organic unpredictability of how the honeycomb itself grows and forms around the frames within the hive boxes. Emily then translates these layers into formed metal and enamel. Resembling the layers built up within beehive boxes, both within the outside of the box and the rectangular slots hidden inside, the enamelling process itself for Emily is mainly about layering. One layer of enamel is fired on top of another, thus the process goes on. This process allows her to build up gradient layers of colours, marks and surface patterns which are then drawn into, fired repeatedly and layered together to reveal a collection of unpredictable marks and arrays of colour.

Emily's Jewellery aims to portray the beautiful colours and the aesthetical, fragile and organic quality beehives and honeycomb hold, whilst still resembling the structural shapes found within hives.

Further Images

Hooped Yellow and Orange Earrings

Hooped Yellow and Orange Earrings

Etched hooped earrings with yellow / orange enamel. Oxidized Silver and Enamel.

Blue and Black Enamel Pendant with Rectangular Wire

Blue and Black Enamel Pendant with Rectangular Wire

Blue and black enamel long pendant with rectangular wire and oxidized snake chain. Enamel and oxidized Silver.

Hive Horizontal Necklace

Hive Horizontal Necklace

Horizontal stacked enamel necklace with a enamel tube chain. Enamel, Silver and Linen Thread.


Drop Oxidized Enamel Earrings

Drop Oxidized Enamel Earrings

Yellow and blue black drop oxidized enamel earrings. Enamel and oxidized silver.

Hive Chain Necklace

Hive Chain Necklace

Enamel, Copper, Silver and Linen Thread.

Hive Etched Enamel Brooch

Hive Etched Enamel Brooch

Yellow and orange enamel brooch with etched silver. Enamel and Silver.


Square Drop Earrings

Square Drop Earrings

Mismatched square enamel drop earrings. Enamel and silver.

Tied Enamel Necklace

Tied Enamel Necklace

Enamel, Copper, Silver, Linen Thread.

Framed Drop Earrings

Framed Drop Earrings

Enamel, Silver, Copper, Silver Leaf.


Framed Two Piece Rings

Framed Two Piece Rings

Enamel, Silver, Copper, Silver Leaf.

Framed Two Piece Necklace

Framed Two Piece Necklace

Enamel, Silver, Copper.

Blue and black enamel earrings

Blue and black enamel earrings

Enamel stud earrings with rectangular wire. Enamel and Silver.


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