Book Launch


My book The Value of Making launched last month at Contemporary Applied Arts.

The book documents the seven portraits I made, of seven Contemporary Makers through the tools they use and has a forward by Design Writer Katie Treggiden.

In the texture and tactility of these portraits, in every hand-stitched detail, every silken shadow, Emily captures and celebrates the value of making – both that of her subjects and her own. Katie Treggiden

I was delighted that Contemporary Applied Arts as part of Bankside Design District during London Design Festival 2018, displayed my work along side the work of the Makers in the book. It was really exciting to see all the work together, after all I chose the Makers because I love their design aesthetic and making skill. Myself, Michael Ruh, Ane Christensen and Helen Beard are members of CAA and you can find our work there all year round.


The Featured Makers:

Ane Christensen metal worker

Maiko Dawson shoemaker

 Sebastian Cox furniture maker

 Michael Ruh glass-blower

 Helen Beard potter

 Eleanor Pritchard weaver

 Sarah Pulvetaft jeweller

Emily MacKillop