Emma makes low fired decorative ceramic bowls in her Nottingham studio from black & terracotta clays using the press-moulding process. After applying slips and biscuit firing the work at 1000ºC she dips and pours on a range of glazes, including vibrant matt turquoise, purple barium and textured 'crawl' glazes, so called because they pull or 'crawl' away from the clay surface as the electric kiln heats up to 1055ºC.
'Drawing inspiration for my work from observations of the natural world absorbed throughout my life - from childhood memories of seaside holidays spent beachcombing and rockpooling, to things I see around me from day to day such as lichen growing on a stone wall.'
Graduated in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in Decorative Arts from Nottingham Trent University
Background Information about Emma Williams