Emma-Kate Francis is an award winning designer, silversmith and jeweller. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2002, with an MA Silversmithing, Emma-Kate established her career in London, basing herself in the hub of Clerkenwell.
Since moving to Wales in 2008, she's opened a beautiful boutique studio and gallery in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan.
Using the techniques of wax carving and hand forging she creates contemporary, yet timeless jewellery using silver, gold, platinum, diamonds, semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.
She is inspired by Bauhaus and the Art Nouveau era, in particular the work of Archibald Knox, and the sinuous Celtic designs.
In 2009, she was commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum to design a range of pewterware, inspired by Archibald Knox and won the Gold award for jewellery in Craft & Design Magazine Awards.
Emma-Kate is a member of several guilds including The British Jewellers' Association (BJA), and The Makers Guild in Wales, Craft in the Bay, and Craft Central, London.