FEATURED ARTIST: Emma Bugg
Emma's arts practice is multi-faceted, with a distinction between high end exhibition work and production pieces.
The material that captivates her is concrete, creating jewellery that embodies a gentle strength and subverts perception of a utilitarian material.
Conceptually, her practice focuses on remembering. Connection to place and spirit are common themes which run throughout her work, with pieces containing fragments of places or cremated ashes to create something permanent from something that no longer exists. She has also produced commissioned pieces that incorporate secret codes.
"There's an undeniable alchemy that happens in the design and creation of jewellery. I'll always remember the first time I made a ring. I love the transformation that takes place when you manipulate and apply fire to metal. Something magical happens when the solder flows, connecting two ends and transforming it into to an object that can signify so much. My favourite jobs are those which involve working with clients to tease out an idea, going from concept to meaningful object."
- Emma Bugg
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Design Tasmania acknowledges the palawa people (Tasmanian Aborigines) as the traditional owners of this island - lutruwita (Tasmania).
We recognise and respect the deep history and culture of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community; on whose unceded lands we work, gather and engage. We pay respects to Elders, past, present and future.
DESIGN TASMANIA ACKNOWLEDGES OUR SUPPORTERS
Design Tasmania is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Design Tasmania is supported by The Ian Potter Foundation, one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations.