B I O :

Emily was raised in Norfolk, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the School of Art, Design, and Art History at James Madison University through the Honors College with a concentration in metals. Along with her background in jewelry making, she has studied glass blowing at The Chrysler Museum of Art and The Corning Museum of Glass. With a minor degree in art history, she has worked regionally at several art institutions including the Heller Gallery and the Hollis Taggart Gallery in New York City. Emily's work, including jewelry, metalwork, hot sculpted and blown glass has been featured in exhibitions in the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio’s "Vestibule 102," San Francisco's Crafty's Competition jewelry finals, and most recently the Quirk Gallery. Her current studio practice and storefront resides in Scott's Addition's The Highpoint located in Richmond, Virginia. For storefront shopping please email emilywarden@me.com to set up an appointment.


A R T I S T  S T A T E M E N T :

I use traditional metalsmithing techniques in the fabrication of my work which combines semi-precious / precious stones, minerals, and metals. Each piece is made by hand from start to finish, something I believe to be the greatest mark of authenticity. I design jewelry with the purpose to be shared, tell a story, and be passed down through generations - as heirlooms and treasures with meaning and intention. The range of final product includes classic, whimsical, sophisticated jewelry for both everyday wear and special occasions. As we move through our busy lives, the enigmatic pull of jewelry is something that continues to remind us we are still creatures of ritual and connection.