Silver, copper, porcelain and pewter. © Hamish Roberts 2013
The Live brief with Plymouth Museum explores the use of porcelain and pewter during the 18th century in China and Europe. Pewter was in high demand for table wear in Europe before the importation of porcelain from China. Emily's work references this piece of history and challenges the materials visually, by weighing up the qualities of pewter and porcelain physically through a balancing act of jewellery. The box display is influenced by traditional Chinese weighing scales, and also symbolises Europe’s journey to obtain Chinas Porcelain recipe.