Emma Swales

I work mainly with stoneware on the wheel and my current work reflects simple forms that are brought to life with expressive glazing. The intention of my current work is to draw you in to create an affinity with each piece. My pieces are functional yet decorative. They should be looked upon, carrassed, and enjoyed with each piece being special to you. My approach is free and loose. Being precise doesn’t work for me, so I embrace the imperfection in every piece. I make limited-edition collections and one-off pieces. As my journey with clay progresses I am increasingly drawn to texture and surface decoration, experimenting with coils, slabs, and construction techniques. We’ll have to see where that takes me with new collections as time passes.