Statement | Bio | Info
EC Design jewelry is hand-forged and fabricated by artist Emily Johnson. Originally trained as a sculptor, she continually draws from her fine art background to create unique and sculptural pieces of jewelry. Often described as subtle, but edgy, EC Design jewelry is a playful mix of simple shapes and unexpected details. The featured collection is Cells and Windows, which combines raw hammered metalwork with intriguing geometric accents. This collection is mainly created in sterling silver with either 14K pink gold or 18K yellow gold accents and diamond embellishments. The pieces are composed like sculptural art with clean lines, great contrast and utter simplicity. In addition to her collections, Ms. Johnson creates unique custom wedding and commitment rings.
Emily C. Johnson is a studio jeweler based in Minneapolis, MN. Emily received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a concentration in sculpture. She’s worked in the art and design fields since college, including work as assistant curator at a contemporary art gallery and Gallery Director for a high-end custom jewelry gallery in Minneapolis, MN. In 2009 she left to pursue her jewelry line, EC Design, full-time, and continually draws from her fine art background to create unique and sculptural pieces of jewelry. Often described as subtle, but edgy, EC Design jewelry is a playful mix of simple shapes and unexpected details. In addition to her collections presented in galleries throughout the nation, Emily creates unique custom wedding and commitment rings. Her work has appeared in Lark books, 500 Gemstone Jewels, American Style Magazine and Art Jewelry Magazine. Most recently, she was named winner for Best Wedding Ring in the 2012 Niche Awards. Emily is a member of MNartists, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, The American Craft Council and SNAG.
|Materials Used||Metal, diamonds, gems, rosecut sapphires, gold, 14k pink gold, sterling silver, palladium|
|Processes Used||Forging, hand-fabricating, bi-metal, mixed metals, piercing|
|Context||Ring, every-day jewelry, fashion jewelry, fine jewelry, fine craft|
|Education||Minneapolis College of Art and Design|
silver, gold, diamond
Cell Band Wedding Set
Palladium & 14k Pink Gold
Heart and Hands Necklace