Hi I'm Emily, a ceramicist and basketweaver from London. I graduated from Brighton University in 2010 with a first class degree in 3D Materials Practice, specialising in ceramics and wood. As I developed my own work In the first couple of years after leaving university, I gained valuable experience of the craft and design industry through working with others, assisting respected artists and practitioners such as Sarah Thirlwell, Simon Hasan and Yoyo Design. Most recently I was apprentice to world renowned potter Julian Stair, helping to complete his first solo exhibition 'Quietus' which toured the UK from July 2012 to January 2014. We travelled to Denmark to complete a major part of the exhibition and I helped install the first phase of the tour at MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art).

In 2012 I was also artist in residence at UCA Farnham within the ceramics department. I have exhibited my own work at Farnham Maltings Festival of Craft as well as other local craft fairs and galleries across the country. I continue to develop my collections of work in my home studio. 

I was also recently awarded funding by the Maltings at Farnham to undertake crafts research, taking me on a month long trip to South Africa. Research and the inspiration it brings remains a strong influence on my work and how I approach craft skills more generally. More information on the project can be found at hereandtherecrafts.tumblr.com.

I then discovered a passion for working with the elderly, after taking over as Ceramics Activities Lead at Nightingale House Residential Home in Wandsworth, London. Since then the opportunities have continued to develop in this field as the benefits of working with clay really shows it's value. I have since set up a pottery department at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in 2013 and this continues to steadily grow. I also teach in a third home in London which in comparison to Nightingale and the RHC is a smaller class but one which proves how adaptable and successful clay work can be on any level. I hope that this work can continue to grow as it is something I see true potential in and enjoy enormously.

I love all the strands to my work and most importantly enjoy that craft is such a sociable practice, whether it is teaching your craft to others or sharing your craft with a customer. So whether you are interested in my work or the work that I do with the elderly I hope you enjoy what you see and please get in touch about anything.


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