Emily Goodaker (b. 1990 Luton, UK) is a First-class honours graduate in BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts from Falmouth University in 2013. The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust has helped her to further her education in Jewellery and fund her MA at the Royal College of Art in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery. Emily was eager to develop her conceptual and technical aesthetic and to use the two years to build on her own jewellery collection.
Emily’s previous work was predominately using silver and cast Jesmonite, making sculptural objects to display her jewellery. Developing on from her graduate work, the Royal College of Art has enabled her to explore jewellery and design in new exciting ways in her first Year. She is currently exploring the action and playfulness of making jewellery, and is using video and alternative ways to document her process. Her work in progress looks at conventional chain, adding new ‘skins’ to the chain to manipulate the form and movement, which she hopes, will develop into final jewellery pieces. Museums and collections continue to be of great importance in her discovery of jewellery design. Her dissertation research is investigating how Jewellery is interpreted in the Museum when put on display, using the William and Judith Bollinger jewellery gallery at the V&A to observe this. She hopes that this dialogue between historical information and objects will continue to inform her studio work.