“This collection was inspired by and dedicated to my dad, Russell Field, who passed away from cancer at the end of 2019. Dad worked in the field of environmental science for most of my life but knew a lot about everything. I have so many memories of him telling us about things like tectonic plates and rock formations - we would ask one question for an assignment and then get an hour lecture. Although I didn’t appreciate it at the time, these lectures helped me appreciate the incredible forces that have formed the earth around us.
These pieces were inspired by the force of compressional stress. It squeezes rocks and layers of the earth together to create seemingly impossible layers in cliffs or pushes up formations through the earth’s surface. I experimented with my own layering and squeezing with pieces of wax to create my own versions of these. They express my own stress and grief which has pushed and pulled my soul, changing me, and integrating into who I am.”
Emma Field is a jeweller and designer whose work is informed by geometry, architecture, and nature. She uses traditional techniques and technology such as 3D printing to create intuitive, sculptural pieces designed to be worn daily. Emma graduated from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney in 2013 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts. She completed JamFactory Craft and Design’s renowned Associate Training Program in Adelaide in 2016 and is currently based in Brisbane, Queensland.
Looking South Series, 2021
Looking South Long Studs, $190
Looking South Drops, $155
Looking South Pendant, $120
Image top: Emma Field, Looking South Pendant, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the artist