About Me

Emily is a London based designer who graduated in 2009 from the University for the Creative Arts (Rochester). Since graduating she has spent 8 months travelling the world and gained inspiration from countries far and wide. As a person she is fascinated with food and this gives her the inspiration for most of her work with the overall aim to design pieces that will improve people’s overall experience of eating. Be it a talking point of the table, an object that physically brings people together or simply a piece that makes food look more appealing. There seems to be a disappearing element of social contact at the dinner table and she wishes to help revive this. Emily mainly works with semi porcelain and plaster, ensuring that all element of her work are completely handmade, this is also true for her glazes. She has recently started an internship with recognised glass and ceramic designer Shan Valla and additionally works for a web developing company in Clerkenwell London.

Monday, 27 September 2010

TENT London 2010

And so, another year and its deisgn week again! Not only am I a big fan and have visted many exhibitions over the years, my work is now in one of them which i must say makes me feel very proud. As mentioned in my last post, my work was selected along with 47 others to make up this section of the show. It was full of many unique and quirky objects all made from the humble yellow duster. This really is what i love about being a desinger/maker, the fact that even the simplest of objects can be made into something that looks so wonderful.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

JJAM - 'Everyday Delights' compeition

This is possibly the strangest competition I have ever entered but the outcome was very satisfying! The idea was to create a piece of work using the very ordinary yellow duster. There were no rules and no limits,which made it all the more fun. Although I have never done any work with fabric or sewing I was excited to create something different with the overall goal to be selected to show at TENT London in September.

My neckpiece entitled 'Spring Bling' is a quirky take on the term spring cleaning. My aim was to turn a mundane object into one that can be worn and enjoyed. It is decorated with flowers, ribbons and skipping spring lambs and i hope that somebody gives them a good home when it goes for auction at the end of the show because hooray for me, i have been selected.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Internship - Shan Valla

I have recently started an internship with London based designer Shan Valla who specialises in luxury interior accessories. Her work ranges from glass to ceramics and all her objects are beautiful, playful and functional. I hope that by working with a designer who has already achieved so much will give me new ideas and inspiration. She has successfully set up her own studio and has won too many awards to mention! Shan really is doing what i dream to be doing one day although...im well aware, that its not all glamour!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

'Debut' Exhibition - RBSA Gallery Birmingham

I was offered a place at this exhibition shortly after New designers where an interest was expressed in my Dessert bowl collection. The gallery thought they would be ideal for the Christmas market and i am delighted to be a part of it. The exhibition goes on right through the festive season until the beginning of January next year so hopefully my bowls will make the perfect Christmas present for somebody!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Greenwich Market debut

And so, i fullfilled a life long dream of having my own stall at greenwich market. Yes, it may not be a big deal to some but i have been a visitor for many years and have always wondered what it would be like to sell my own work. My friend and i had a great experience and it was nice to see people looking at our pieces and buying them with a smile. We are planning to go again on a weekend as its much busier and a lot more crafty. A great day and a great oppurtunity.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

My first exhibition - 'New Designers 2009'

After attending New Designers for many years it felt amazing to finally be an exhibitor rather than a visitor. The atmosphere was overwhelming with so many people and so much talent! I had a great experience and also made some valueable contacts and friends. I would like to thank everybody who showed and interest in my pieces an also for all the nice compliments and feedback. Getting to this point has been very hard but this exhibition left me very optimistic about the future. Design world..here i come.

Friday, 19 June 2009

'Mate Plate'

The Mate plate was made in order to bring back the social element to the dinner table. The plates, joined in the middle force conversation. Two people are sharing from one plate. Many people have said that it is like a lovers plate, perhaps something used on a romantic evening. However, i designed it to be used by total strangers as a way of two people getting to know one another. Ideally, my aim would be for people to begin a meal as strangers and leave as friends.