Emily Phillips

  • I believe that balance is a key component in the persistence and thriving capacity of nature. The balance of many different kinds of forces dictates much of what we experience in the world. 
    It is the concept and design principle of balance that informs and inspires my designs. 
    An ever growing appreciation for the elegant perfection of the natural world coupled with a modern simplicity makes my jewelry what it is: the perfect accessory for a special occasion or every day.
  • Emily H. Phillips, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, never felt at peace in the bustling city in which she grew up, but in the trails of the mountains and on the shores of the beaches. It only made sense that the nature she enjoyed to spend her time in, would become the main source of inspiration for her metal work.

    It was 2010, in a nature oasis at the top of a mountain, where she learned to handle metal. She learned to use tools she had never even seen before to manipulate a material that felt so permanent. She learned the skills to transform raw materials into delicate, shining tokens of beauty. It was this transformation of material that transformed something in her. It is the inherent balance of solidity and effortlessness that drives her love of metal and fuels the creation of jewelry that honors the simple, yet perfect forms of the natural world.

    After receiving a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art for jewelry and metals, Emily continued her studio practice pulling from the inspiration of her thesis, which focused on how the seasons create so much of the balance in nature and directly affect how we exist in the world.  Fueled by her passion for jewelry and metals, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Emily dedicates her life to learning and perfecting the craft and sharing her jewelry with the world.
  • Exhibitions/Events
    2017 Renegade Craft Fair, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
    2017 Spring Market, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    2017 Runway Pop Up, Playa Vista Arts, CA 2016 Enchanted Handmade, Eagle Rock, CA
    2016 Jackalope Arts, Pasadena, CA
    2016 Patchwork Show, Long Beach, CA
    2014 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Valley Art Center, Cleveland, OH
    2014 Metal Extinction: Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
    2014 CIA Summer Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art
    2014 Nature & Balance solo exhibition, CIA, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art
    2014 Dinner By Design group exhibition, CIA, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art
    2014 CIA Student Independent Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art
    2013 CIA Summer Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art
    2103 Student Independent Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art 2012 CIA Summer Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art

    Awards:
    2014 2nd Agnus Gund Traveling Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art
    2013 Fredrick Miller ’40 Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Jewelry/Metals
    2013 Jane Iglauer Fallon ’36 Scholarship in Craft
    2013 Cleveland Art Association/Horace Potter (Class of 1898) Memorial Scholarship 2012 Fredrick Miller ’40 Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Jewelry/Metals
    2012 Cleveland Art Association/Horace Potter (Class of 1898) Memorial Scholarship 2011 Robert Jergens ’60 Craft Scholarship for a Freshman entering the Craft Department
Acacia Studs
Acacia Studs $90.00
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Acacia Duo Drop Pendant
Acacia Duo Drop Pendant $110.00
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Acacia Single Drop Pendant
Acacia Single Drop Pendant $90.00
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Acacia Cluster Cuff
Acacia Cluster Cuff $510.00
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Acacia Triple Pod Necklace
Triple Pod Necklace $165.00
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Acacia Pod Necklace
Acacia Pod Necklace $210.00
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