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Who are you, where are you from and what do you make?

I’m Emily Georgina Jones, I’m based in Whitby, North Yorkshire – which is my hometown, but I studied for my degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing in London. I work from home making jewellery from recycled sterling silver and gold.


What inspires you?

I’ve always found it hard to put my ‘inspiration’ into words, I think it has to do with the interplay between objects and emotions. It doesn’t have to be jewellery related. I can get inspiration from an ornate garden fence, an interesting conversation, or reading a book. Whatever it is, I try to come away with an idea to give shape to that intangible feeling.


What is your workshop luxury? 

The tool I use most often is the biggest luxury in my workshop, and its my rolling mill. Its a small set of steel rollers that you crank by hand. It allows me to recycle my own studio scrap, after melting the metal into an ingot I’m able to make wire and sheet in specific shapes and thickness, I don’t know how I ever worked without it!


Your favourite studio lunch?

I’ll have to admit that I don’t really stop to eat in the middle of the day, but there are plenty of coffee breaks.


Best spot in the British Isles?

North Yorkshire! Its a beautiful place to live. But also the view from Black Beck Tarn looking down over Buttermere and Crummock water in late summer, thats my favourite holiday spot


What do you find challenging about being a creative?

The pressure to always be making the next best thing, when in reality it can take me weeks or even months to feel ready to make something new.


What would you like to learn next?

I’ve got a few old books on cutting and carving natural stones. I’d need quite a bit more space and equipment, but it would be super satisfying to be able to make pieces entirely from scratch like that.


How do you let your hair down?

I like seeing friends and family, but I also like my alone time. Nothing beats a chilled evening in my own company slathering myself in lotions and watching a good film.


What are you listening to at the moment?

Wet Leg, Dry Cleaning, Self Esteem, Porij, Amyl and The Sniffers.


What makes you feel well chuffed?

When somebody leaves a lovely review, or sends me a message saying they love their new jewellery. It honestly makes me skip around the house for the day.


What is your fave recipe?

Honey and miso glazed chicken bao buns with sweet pot fries and sambal cucumber – yes, thats a hello fresh recipe because thats all I cook.


Who is your biggest inspiration?

Cosey fanny tutti, Joan Didion, Clarice Lispector.


What is your fave item on The Chuffed Store?

I’m choosing the custom name banners by Bianco Perry. I’ve had two made for my niece and nephew, and I have a special banner in my bedroom. Jennie is just the best, brightest person ever.


Spring summer autumn or winter?

Choosing just one is hard! I’m a winter baby but I love basking in the sun. I wouldn’t want to live in one season forever though.


Question from the previous Meet the Maker: If you could only sell one product, which of your current pieces would you choose?

I’d pick one of the hollow form pieces. Maybe the hollow ring with gold face. They are soo satisfying to make, challenging, but when they turn out well it’s a great sense of accomplishment. Each piece is hand made, not cast, and constructed so they are hollow inside.


And, lastly, one question you would like us to ask the next Meet the Maker….? 

What does your design process look like?