Emily Percival


BFA Alumni

Major: Metalsmithing & Jewelry

Graduation Year: 2006

Artist Statement:

"I craft jewelry that helps the wearer summon their inner fortitude, harness their intuition, and enhance their powerful voice. My jewelry is part armor and part heirloom. Combining metal and mineral in my home studio, I imbue each piece with mettle and magic, making every piece of jewelry a unique and special talisman."


Emily Percival is a rebel. As a 15 year old punk rocker, Emily snuck into an adult education course for metal smithing. From the first time she sparked up a torch and forged metal with hammer, she knew she had found her artistic calling and rebellious outlet. Emily was born and raised in Portland, Maine, where she studded her winter coat, cranked riot grrrl tunes, and dyed her hair every neon color. Through high school she experimented with jewelry and metal art, then received her BFA at Maine College of Art in 2006. After college Emily spent several years on the west coast, sneaking her tools and torch into various apartments, and connecting with other rebellious babes. Now as an adult, she employs her rebellious spirit in her metalsmithing practice, creating jewelry for every grown up punk and refined rebel.