Emily is a current core fellow at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC where she has been deeply immersed in material play and exploration. Her work is a balance of whimsy and skill incorporating bright color and highly tactile surface treatment. This collection made from lightweight wood, pigment, and thread is a delight to wear!
Artist Statement: Using an established set of materials as parameters, I sketch with shape and color until they form a composition. I work playfully and intuitively with color and structure. Bright colors. Clean lines. Discovering as I make.
Emily was born and raised in the small village of East Calais, Vermont. She graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry from Maine College of Art. Now, in her second year as a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts Emily spends the majority of her time in either the metals or wood studio finding new ways to make functional and wearable work, while always maintaining a playful and inquisitive studio practice.