Emmy Palmer- Artist Statement

Emmy Palmer – Artist Statement

Emmy moved to Plymouth in 2004 to attend The Plymouth College of Art, where she graduated with a BA in Applied Arts, specialising in glass. She instantly fell in love with Plymouth and its surroundings, the sea and the moors being her inspiration.

Whilst at college in 2006 Emmy won a scholarship award with Teign Valley Glass studio in Bovey Tracey and has continued a working relationship with them ever since. It was during her degree that she started to combine knitting with glass in different ways. She became enthused about combining knitted metals with blown glass and has been refining the technique ever since. Her Del Mar series was developed for her graduate show and have since become more elegant and sophisticated.

Emmy loves to knit and it is a skill that has been passed down through her family for generations. To combine knitting and glass seemed like a natural form of self expression for her. The concentration needed and the repetitive hand movements make knitting and crochet really therapeutic for her.

Having worked in glass for over a decade Emmy has realised her passion for it and during this time her knitting skills have really developed leading the way to lots of new, exciting ideas.