Hello! My name is Emily and I am the founder, owner, and designer behind Emily Shaffer Studio. My focus is to bring you a contemporary jewelry brand that brings sculptural adornment to your everyday life.
While living in picturesque Maine has greatly influenced my work, most of my inspiration was gained while living in close proximity to Philadelphia and New York City. My jewelry and brand encompasses these experiences, my personality, and my unique manipulation of timeless aesthetics.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Emily received her B.F.A in Craft and B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University. She moved to Maine in 2014 for a 1 year internship with studio jeweler, Cara Romano. Since then, she has made a home in Maine to begin her career creating wearable contemporary jewelry.
Planning a visit to Maine this summer? Stop by and say hello! Emily's studio is located in downtown Belfast. Emily would love to share her studio and jewelry collection with you. Send her an email to plan your visit.
"My focus is to create jewelry that is clean, modern and versatile. It’s made to be functional and to complement the wearer’s individuality. Using silver, I seek compositions of line and negative space. Limiting my color palette allows for a greater emphasis on the body and the linear quality of my work. My interest in contemporary jewelry and adornment fuels my will to create work that is both finely crafted, and designed for the modern day jewelry wearer. "
AWARD WINNING ARTIST
Emily is the recipient of the J. Allen Pawling Craft Memorial Award, an American Craft Week 30 Under 30 Rising Star, a 2017 Halstead Grant Top 5 Finalist, and the 2018 Halstead Grant Winner.