Blog — My Journey
The past couple of months of quarantine have marked the longest break I have had from making jewelry since I started back in 2007. Now that restrictions have begun to lift in NC, I’m going back to studio to make jewelry again. Stay tuned because there is a lot of new work to come.
I grew up painting and drawing. I had piles of sketchbooks and took as many art classes as possible. When it came time to decide on a major in college, I didn’t doubt the path I would take. The years earning my art degree were filled with drawing, painting, and printmaking classes. Then I discovered jewelry making after college, and was swept away. I loved creating small wearable sculptures with shining gemstones. In fact, I was so focused on my jewelry practice that I hardly made any two-dimensional art for the better part of a decade. In the past year, a familiar feeling...
One of the best parts of my job is going to shows and meeting new people. When folks visit my booth and see my business name, Emily Claire, the first thing they usually ask is, “Are you Emily?” The answer is, yes, but I go by Claire. I am one of those people who goes by their middle name.
I celebrated 10 years in business this past March. Through it all, I have come to understand that there is one thing in my business that is more important than all the rest. YOU! You lovely people who cheer me on, believe in me, follow me as my work evolves, and love jewelry. You keep me going and you inspire me. Thank you!