Emefa Cole first exhibited her bold, sculptural jewelry at a craft fair. Now she’s taking on a new role at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
LONDON — In November 2019, Emefa Cole first exhibited her bold, sculptural jewelry in oxidized silver and gold leaf at a contemporary craft fair here, a public debut that has changed her career — and likely will change the careers of others as well.
“When Clare Phillips visited my stand, I had no idea it was that Clare Phillips,” Ms. Cole, 42, recalled recently. Ms. Phillips is a curator of jewelry at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, one of the world’s largest
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