After graduating and returning to her small hometown with no access to textile equipment, Emma’s ingrained curiosity and drive to create led her to source unusual and found materials. Experimenting with forms and recipes from the modesty of her parent’s garden shed, she created art objects and vessels, channelling her creativity into something a little less orthodox than silk screen printing.
The main focus of the work is colour and material play as each palette is deliberate and carefully considered. The process is free and allows the materials to naturally create the surface pattern and the textural quality. The results are spontaneous and unpredictable.
Emma enjoys de-moulding her pieces and marvels at the accidental composition of marks and imperfections which form the design.
Nearly one year later, Emma works from her studio in Edinburgh, creating collections of contemporary concrete products including vessels, art objects and home wares.
Year Established: 2016
Etsy X John Lewis Rooftop Marketplace
John Lewis Rooftop, Oxford St, London (August 2016)
RUBBLE / Emma McDowall Solo Exhibition
Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow (June 2016)
Etsy Award Finalist 2016
Marie Claire, December 2016 Issue
The Skinny, December 2016 Issue
TENMAG, July 2016 Online
The Jealous Curator, June 2016 Online