Shimell and Madden occupy that space where craft, art and fashion intersect. High quality and handcrafted, their jewellery explores themes of science, nature and time. They have been creating jewellery in their London studio since 2010. Emma Madden’s expertise is in craft and conceptual design, inspired by the universality of mathematics. Luke Shimell’s extensive experience as a goldsmith enables him to develop their designs into intricate
pieces of exactitude. Although the conception and execution of each piece demands a meticulous eye for detail their design process is quite experimental. Each idea is formed from constructing three-dimensional metal models, exploiting both material and method. This labour intensive process allows them to work through complex structuring, joining and finishing techniques.