Knit Me A Stitch Ceramics from Emily Wiles:
My work has always had a textiles influence behind it, the structure of fabric and the free forms that the creases and folds create has become the backbone of my pieces. Combining textiles with porcelain in unconventional ways, pushing the boundaries between the marriage of textiles and ceramics has been the inspiration behind my work.
I have two different collections, taking inspiration from each other.
‘Creased’: These are made from only fabric moulds creating bespoke cotton like porcelain vessels in various sizes.
‘Folded’: These pieces have the origins of my 'creased' work, all made from fabric moulds, but they are then slip cast and developed into a more simplistic assortment of vessels, mimicking the idea of function by introducing fabric back into the work with fitted linen sleeves and handles. Introducing colour back in to my work by taking inspiration from interesting kitchen-ware has lifted the pieces and given them their own identity, but still having the original concept of manipulating fabric as the backbone of the work.Since graduating in 2014 I have exhibited and supplied work to galleries around the UK. My work has been featured in various newspapers, online articles/features and magazines including Ceramic Review's '10 to watch' in 2015 for my work at New Designers One Year On.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.