Adelaide glass blower and designer Emma Young uses vivid colours in forms that serve both function and aesthetic, showing pride and affection for unique Australian experiences. Emma completed a Bachelor in Visual Arts specialising in Glass at the University of South Australia, mentored by Gabriella Bisetto among many other local artists, and was offered an integral learning opportunity in 2015 with a scholarship to the renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, USA.
After completing the two year training program at iconic craft and design institution, JamFactory, Emma now works out of the Adelaide glass studio there, exploring different techniques with each new developing work. Emma’s artwork frequently features in local and national art prizes, as well as exhibiting in many group exhibitions every year. Her artwork can be found in galleries and gift shops throughout South Australia, select Australian cities and online.
With artwork collections inspired by flowers, plants, fruit, Australian currency and niche supermarket products, Emma enjoys connecting with her audience by invoking familiarity with her hand made glass pieces. Themes often involve nostalgia, pride in local icons, and personal childhood memories.
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