Emma Woffenden studied at West Surrey College of Art and Design and The Royal College of Art. She employs a full range of complex glass and mixed media techniques to make works that explore the power of myth and archetypes. The influences of social structures and the dynamics of power relations on the individual imbue her sculpture with a palpable sense of internal conflict. Woffenden’s uncanny forms trespass upon the viewer’s imagination, casting an oblique light on the human condition. She has also exhibited drawings, photographs and short films. The work has evolved with glassmaking at the centre, using transferable skills and ‘glass shapes’ as a developing language of form. As well as her studio practice, she has collaborated with her partner designer Tord Boontje and in 2016 completed a three year appointment as the Artistic Director of North Lands Glass in Scotland.
Widely recognised as one of Britain's leading glass artists, her work is included in a number of international public collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Wellcome Trust and the Crafts Council, London and Ernsting Glass Museum, Germany. Her award-winning designs for Transglass can be found in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and she was a finalist in the Women's Hour Craft Prize 2017-18. In 2016 Woffenden was awarded research funding from Creative Scotland to explore Live in Your Hands, a three way art project involving a glassmaker, choreographer and film maker.
For a list of available works please contact
Tatjana Marsden or Siobhan Feeney
+44(0)20 7336 6396