ABOUT The artist
Emily Blay is a self taught metalwork artist using the metals to empower the creative sole to have faith in self and the process, let go and let the hands beat down transforming the metal into joyous art that can be worn on our own beautiful canvases or art on the wall in our personal museum.
Chains of Metal was established in 2020 by Emily Blay, founded on one simple principal: having faith in self and anything can be possible. To be brave not to serve, not to re create history but let it inspire to challenge it to re form my own history. Dare to push the limits with what can be created with one sole, two bare hands and a mixture of metals, the imagination is limitless is you don’t doubt it.
While the world faced lockdown Emily honed in on her metalworking art form through 1000s of hours of trial and error. Her new found obsession brings life to metal pieces that inspire the same feelings that the artwork of Frank Frezta and old comic books conjure.
Only a limited numbers of each set will ever be made. Not to be repeated, to be archived. Leaving freedom for the next big creative project.
Metals & techniques
A mixture of metals are used in this art, from metals used in aviation to 316 stainless steel chains. Metals are cold-worked using techniques such as fluting, repoussé and chasing, edge rolling, cold riveting, dishing, raising etc.
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where I work and live, the Darug people of the Darug nation and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.