Location: Markyate, St Albans, UK
Emily’s interest in ceramics was sparked at a very young age and one of her first memories is being shown around her neighbour’s pottery studio. She caught the ceramics bug in her first year at secondary school, where she won a prize for creating a secret garden on a tile. Ceramics then took a back seat whilst Emily focused on studying music. It was only in her final year at music college that Emily sought out a local pottery class in Manchester as a relief from the intensity of preparing for finals. Although her career took a musical path, Emily signed up to pottery classes wherever she was living at the time. In recent years, she has honed her skills every summer at Ridge Pottery in Queen Camel under the watchful eye of Douglas Phillips, who introduced her to the wonders of wood-fired ceramics. Now she is settled in Markyate, she rents a small studio space and experiments with a wheel, stoneware clay and a small electric kiln as much as she can.