Over the past couple of weeks I've been sharing with you some of my favourite designer-makers from my BCTF show this year and today I'm showcasing the lovely Ema Kelly and her exquisite glass creations. I first met Ema at the SOCK Market in March and it was great to catch up with her at BCTF and take a closer look at her work. Since chatting at BCTf Ema has had the honour of being awarded the Silver award from the Craft and Desoign Selected awards, so well done Ema, certainly well deserved!
Ema hand makes all of her glass pieces by hand, specialising in hot glass making techniques, so no two of Ema's pieces are identical. I absolutely love Ema's colour palette of muted pastels. Historically for some reason glass has never been one of my favourite mediums (media?) but I must say there's something about Ema's work which makes me feel I need to own one, I'm really drawn to the shapes and colours (ear rings especially, husband take note, this is a HINT!)
Ema takes inspiration from her surroundings, the outdoors, and even the glass itself, to create her contemporary ranges of homeware, gifts, and jewellery. Her use of bold colours combined with minimalist forms has made her work striking and desirable to an array of clientele. Designs interchange between playful and elegant, all the time illustrating the tactile fluidity of the material and the vibrancy of colours available