'I find inspiration in craft, materials, and process. I view image making as a 3 dimensional form, combining mark making, substrate and manufacture. I use the application of surface design to give relevance to the aesthetic of a product.' - Emma Jeffs
The images below are inspiration for Emma's own designs and work process. Read on to discover exactly what she finds interesting about each of them:
1. You can find inspiration in everything. By the great Paul Smith. This quote says it all.
2. Louise Bourgeois - Inspirational artist & woman.
3. Ceramics - One year I will explore this medium...
4. V&A Textile Collections - A never ending resource of the history of textiles.
5. Bauhaus textiles - Wonderful in every way. I never tire of looking or learning about this movement.
6. Generative Arts - This is an area I have increasingly become interested in. The idea perhaps that pattern or image could be formed in the whole or in part by an autonomous system.
7. Glass - For Colour and the sheer magic of the alchemy of the process.
8. Printmaking - In all its forms From photography, to digital, to hands on all materials. As a teenager i was inspired by the Cyanotype process and work of Anna Atkins.
9. The Alchemy of materials - I am constantly in awe of the experimentation of materials and process within Jewellery.
10. Weaving - Thread to Cloth, again a truly wonderful process. It is part of the UK manufacturing heritage and one that is rising again through some wonderful micro manufacturing companies.