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Hello, I’m Emma a printmaker based in Kingsbridge, South Devon.

I was introduced to printmaking when I moved to Devon in 1999. I had just finished my degree in Theatre Design and was keen to find a creative outlet. I heard about a printmaking workshop at Salcombe Art Club and went along – I loved it!

I tried various types of printmaking and found that I enjoyed creating collagraphs the most. Looking to expand my love of texture, I started embellishing into my printmaking about ten years ago, using beads, metal and threads.

The South Hams is a constant source of inspiration with it’s beautiful landscape and coastline. Circular shapes feature in lots of my work, along with a colour palette of turquoise, blues and greens. I always look for new theme ideas and will produce small series of pieces.

We are fortunate that the local art club in Salcombe is equipped as a printmaking studio with large presses and I am part of the local collective based there. We meet in the Autumn and Winter months. At other times I work from my little studio at home on my teeny tiny press which I love.

That’s a little bit about me, thanks for reading!
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