My name is Emily, I’m am an artist creating 3D origami artworks from handmade folded forms. Each of my pieces are one-off. I love using a range of mediums to manipulate the way the shapes are interpreted; geometry and colour are a big focus of mine.
For as long as I can remember I have always been creative, studying art and photography throughout my school years. I particularly remember my textiles lessons where I would be folding paper or making 3D structures instead of making dresses!
I went on to complete my Foundation Course at Central Saint Martins then transferred to a Graphic Design degree course at the University of the West of England. After graduating, I decided I wanted go to back to being hands-on with art and began my journey to find a creative direction.
I visited a friend who had a piece of Francisca Prieto’s work. I thought it was incredibly inspiring and it convinced me to get back into paper folding. From then on, I experimented with different forms and found myself going back to the childhood memory of a fortune teller. I created my first piece from a repurposed book. After lots of positive feedback I decided to make my "World Atlas" piece to give as a gift. This led on to a few commissions and ultimately my first collection.
After receiving a handful of commissions from people that had seen my first few pieces I decided to act upon this and have been folding ever since!
My first book piece
My first world atlas piece
Charity Auction Piece
In May 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic I donated a piece of artwork to the Asks for Masks Auction. The piece was inspired by the 'Rainbow' which was representing the NHS during that current time. The artwork raised £750 all which went to the charity to provide PPE for healthcare workers.