My name is Emily, I’m an origami artist and paper enthusiast creating individual origami artworks, from my home studio in Bristol.
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.
I love the idea of recycling paper and books as much as possible, giving them a second life as an art form. This makes all my pieces unique as the source material is always different. 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.