Meet the Designer
With an innate compulsion to express herself artistically throughout her life, the designer Emily Becher explored numerous creative outlets from sculpture to printmaking, photography to leatherwork and everything in between. Taking a chance on a new challenge, she enrolled in an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology/Jewellery at NMIT and quickly realised that she’d finally found her true calling. Emily graduated with High Distinction in 2012 and almost as if it were an affirmation of her chosen path, she received The Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia’s Award for ‘Best Hand Skills’.
During her time at NMIT Emily established her bespoke brand in 2011, launching her Avant Garde range of wearable art at her graduate exhibition in 2012. Her work has since been Jury Selected to be shown at prestigious exhibitions throughout Australia and abroad and she has created a variety of collections showcased in fashion shows and collaborative exhibitions throughout the country.
After graduating from NMIT Emily dedicated herself to advancing her skills, further seeking invaluable insight and inspiration from some of the best in the business. She has worked with renowned jeweller William Llewellyn Griffiths, trained with Master Jeweller Ken Gray, studied enameling under the guidance of Dore Stockhausen, and learned the precise art of stone setting with the award-winning Rex Steele Merten. Emily’s devotion to her skills culminated in an acceptance as a Fellow Member of The Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia, an organisation that recognises excellence in Australian Handmade Jewellery and upholds the Australian Standards of marking precious metal items.
From her workshop in Kensington, Melbourne, Emily thrives on the constant creative fuel that derives from designing unique modern jewellery, enjoying the process of creating custom made pieces alongside ready to wear jewellery and accessories for clients in Melbourne, Australia and beyond. Traditional techniques with a contemporary vibe; meticulous hand-crafting and finishing, personalised details that transform jewellery into wearable art – these are the hallmarks of an Emily Becher creation.