We hosted a live webinar with with Emilie Shapiro. You can watch the entire video interview below.

This interview is brought to you by our friends at Uncommon Goods.



Emilie grew up on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, where water has always been her constant and her inspiration. She comes from a long line of creative entrepreneurs, inventors, and free spirits who have encouraged her to explore many different mediums throughout her artistic life. Emilie uses the ancient craft of lost wax casting which dates back to the Egyptians, wherein she carves sculptural pieces into hard wax and casts them into metal. Rough gemstones are incorporated into her work as a celebration of the beauty of natural imperfection. All production and resources are kept as local as possible, and every piece is handmade in Emilie’s studio in New York City.

Emilie received her B.F.A. in Art + Design with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing from Syracuse University. She also studied at Alchimia, a contemporary school of jewelry in Florence, Italy with artists Peter Bauhuis, Yoko Shimizu, and Marzia Rossi. Her work has been graced the pages of some of the largest magazines in the world. Emilie is truly focused on the craft of metalsmithing and truly an artist to the course.

In this session, she will discuss how she built her business from the ground up, and give you an inside look at she balances the creative and business parts of her work.


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