Tasmanian jeweller Emma Bugg merges traditional goldsmith techniques with precious and industrial materials not commonly associated with jewellery.
Exploration and experimentation has resulted in a refined use of concrete in jewellery. Emma is interested in achieving wearable industrial finishes that echo inspiration drawn from the urban environment.
Some concrete pieces contain rock samples or sand from Tasmanian beaches to connect person to place through the engagement of story.
Another focus has been producing a series of pieces that relate to memory, and incorporate QR code technology, so the piece becomes a bank of digital information that can be accessed by scanning the jewellery with a mobile device.