|PLEASE NOTE – Although the physical open studio events for 2020 have been cancelled, you can continue to discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website.
Colourful fused glass, jewellery & interior items, made in a purpose-built studio on the outskirts of Newark.
Wordsworth Drive, Balderton, Newark NG24 3QY
Emma Mayle is a fused glass artist from Newark making colourful jewellery and small interior items for her brand Stopped Clock Glass. Emma studied glass at Lincoln University and enjoys experimenting with the relationship between light and translucent colour.
In addition to the playful use of colour, Emma’s work is characterized by transparent straight edges achieved through multiple stages of cold-working and dual kiln firings. These clean lines invite light to transcend through the piece, highlighting tiny trapped air bubbles and encouraging the colours to glow more vividly.
EMMA MAYLE’S STUDIO
Since 2018 Emma has been working from her purpose-built home studio in Balderton, set in a sunny spot at the back of a leafy garden. It is light and spacious and was intentionally set up for running workshops catered to individuals and small groups.
To see more images of EMMA MAYLE’S STUDIO click HERE.
Emma is 1 of 12 artists featured in an exhibition of photographs (by Neil Pledger) showing behind-the-scenes glimpses into the working worlds of a sample of Nottinghamshire artists and makers. Curated by Inspire: Culture Learning & Libraries to accompany the Open Studios Notts events, the exhibition has been made available online from 24 April to 4 June, 2020.
EMMA MAYLE’S WORK
Vivid colour and geometric shapes define the glass jewellery collection, which includes earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets, with a new sterling silver range for 2020.
Traditional textiles inspire the repeat patterns of the tactile sashiko range, whilst sustainable living is at the core of the functional homeware items.
This time lapse video shows Emma creating a sashiko piece. With the aid of a light box, gel and tweezers, glass stringers are fixed to a pre-fused slab of glass prior to a second kiln firing.