Emily Cross

Hand thrown
Born Australia
2007 – 2010 BA Hons 3D Design: Ceramics
Lives and works in Bath Somerset

Emily’s work is a conversation between her and the clay, tempered with the alchemy of the kiln and glazes to reveal the true forms.Emily has been a resident of the UK for over 12 years. After exploring textiles and art on and off but never settling happily, she finally returned to the passion kindled in her heart as a child and enrolled in a ceramics degree course at Bath Spa University in 2007


In January 2015 she resigned from her job in a haberdashery to devote herself full-time to her practice as a ceramic artist and designer.

Her influences range from her exploration of textiles (spinning, sewing, feltmaking, etc) to her love of old forgotten buildings and factories being reclaimed by nature. Like the science fiction books she devours, she is constantly pondering ‘what if?’  as she explores the medium of clay and the unexpected consequences of glaze combinations with the sometimes addition of substances such as unwashed beach sand.

She prefers simpler forms to act as canvases for these experiments.

Selected Exhibitions

2011 Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2013 & 14 Bath Central Art Fair
2015 British Craft Trade Fair – Newcomer.