Gemma Nemer makes vintage textile jewellery composed with scraps of memories, hand sewn together with love and care. She draws on her collection of fabrics and kitsch objects, inspired by memories of playing with Grandma's button tin as a child, and her homely hand made patchwork quilts.
By collecting, caring for, and re-using vintage materials she creates a nostalgic feel from things she relates to in other people's history. Car boot sales, flee markets and charity shops hold snippets of excitement for Gemma.
Gemma delivers courses at community projects, schools, craft groups and galleries. She produces showcases as well as commissions and is now running her own vintage craft studio the button tin. Having developed her professional skills in the Fine Arts, Gemma has exhibited widely, including at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds Craft and Design Gallery, the Harley Gallery and Millennium Gallery.