Printmaker based in Kingsbridge, creating bespoke original handmade collagraph prints, inspired by the Devon landscape & coastline. #SBS winner 2021
Hello, I’m Emma a printmaker based in Kingsbridge, South Devon. I was introduced to printmaking when I moved to Devon in 1999. I had just finished my degree in Theatre Design and was keen to find a creative outlet. I heard about a printmaking workshop at Salcombe Art Club and went along – I loved it!
I tried various types of printmaking and found that I enjoyed creating collagraphs the most. Looking to expand my love of texture, I started embellishing into my printmaking about ten years ago, using beads, metal and threads. The South Hams is a constant source of inspiration with it’s beautiful landscape and coastline.
Circular shapes feature in lots of my work, along with a colour palette of turquoise, blues and greens. I always look for new theme ideas and will produce small series of pieces.
We are fortunate that the local art club in Salcombe is equipped as a printmaking studio with large presses and I am part of the local collective based there. We meet in the Autumn and Winter months. At other times I work from my little studio at home on my teeny tiny press which I love.
In June 2020 I applied and was selected to join The British Craft House an online selling platform. In May 2021 I won Theo Phaphitis Small Business Sunday award #SBS on Twitter.