Emma Rea creates a bewitching array of semi-fine and demi-fine jewellery using traditional goldsmithing techniques in her studio in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by Victorian and Georgian era jewels, Emma's work is imbued with a dark and melancholy sentiment, producing pieces simultaneously provocative and nostalgic.

Exclusively for Craft Contemporary 2023, join Emma in her studio in the iconic Nicholas Building to observe a session on 'lost wax casting'. Emma will demonstrate the processes she uses to bring wax to life and form beautiful jewellery, including tips on mold-making.

Image: courtesy of the artist.