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Born: November 1979
Schools: Wingham Primary; Simon Langton Girls' Grammar, Canterbury; sixth form at Archbishop's School, Canterbury.
Training: Mostly self-taught. Foundation Year at Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury; two years at Hereford College of Art and Design.
Emily began working as a sculptor in a converted potting shed at Worth Plant Centre near Deal, Kent, in the summer of 2001. Since then she has moved to a new workshop near Deal, Kent.
She uses recycled scrap copper – mostly old hot-water cylinders, pipe, wire from industrial uses, and sheet copper from (for example) the roof of Chilham Castle when it was re-covered in 2003.
She is a prolific sculptor, and her work covers a wide variety of animals and plants. It varies in size from ants to elephants, from mice and mosquitoes to a life-size horse, from a delicate spray of wisteria through cana lilies and flag iris to five-foot sunflowers and Halloween pumpkins.
Please see the forthcoming and past exhibitions pages for further details of significant events.
The important element of Emily’s work is the way it captures the essence or spirit of the subject. The sculpture is not representational, but is so lifelike that people who, for example, do not like mice find her mouse sculptures make them uneasy. The mare is often patted and stroked by horse-lovers. Even the farm cat was startled when it met one of her geese, and approached with great caution.
Although Emily normally works from studying animals in the wild, by photography and sketching, she has also undertaken commissions for a Spitfire and for yacht in rough sea. When the animal is not available for research in the wild – for example the octopus, a forthcoming bear catching salmon, or her zebra – then animals in wildlife parks, or images on video or in books have to suffice.
The sculptures are suitable for use indoors or outside, and many of her larger pieces have been placed in gardens. The popular lizards and butterflies are fitted with mounting loops, so they can be hung on walls. Autumn leaves can be placed on a window-sill, perhaps with a hedgehog for company.
It is important to Emily that her smaller pieces remain at prices accessible to anyone. She believes that buying and owning art is a vital part of creating your own home, and enriches people’s lives.
One of her most striking commissions was for a stag and hind, described in an article in the Times, Life & Style section, October 22 2004. Since then there have been three more pairs of deer commissioned.
She was featured in the Colebrook and Sturrock Estate Agency summer brochure in 2005. “Our agents are beginning to recognise the sort of property where her work can be found, and very often, as we are shown around, there one is.”
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