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 :

My work incorporates historical styles, vintage themes, and modern designs in attempt to glean elegance and meaning. The range of final product includes classic, whimsical, sophisticated jewelry for both everyday wear and special occasions. By encompassing identity and time, jewelry becomes more than just its material worth and is instead symbolic to a degree that few other objects are. In this sense, it gains the ability to represent a relationship, remind us of a story, and be passed down to and from generations. 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.