Technique:Casting, Kiln work



Areas of Interest:Competitions, Exhibition, Techniques


Country:United Kingdom


Emma Martin

I graduated from UWTSD in 2022 with a BA(Hons) in contemporary glass. I am going on to do my MA at UWTSD. My mental health experience influences my work. Each piece of work embodies my emotions at the time of creation. This allows me to create unique pieces of work that invite the viewer to delve deeper. I like to create art that engages a response, whether that be a pleasant or a more thought-provoking one. I want people to understand the emotional pain I feel when at my lowest, but also to experience the freedom I feel when immersed in my work.

My current work represents my emotions and mental health experience, through colour, texture, and form. The work highlights different sides of my personality using glass colours to describe aspects of my mental health and emotions. The glass texture signifies uncomfortable feelings through rough, matt qualities in contrast to more positive feelings that are glossy and smooth. They are formed into small, delicate spirals and curves. In the darker pieces, the spirals represent a downward spiral; on the lighter side the path leading from outer consciousness to the inner soul.

Marbled Spiral 1 , Emma Martin

Inner Peace , Emma Martin

Petrified wood Sculpture , Emma Martin

Holding on by a Thread Collection , Emma Martin

Mixed Emotions , Emma Martin

Miniature Log , Emma Martin

Stevens 2020 Entry , Emma Martin