Emma Woffenden

Glass - Winner 1997

Emma Woffenden is an artist who trained extensively in glass making techniques at the Royal College of Art 1992-1993 and in Farnham 1981-84. She exhibits and lectures internationally and is represented by Marsden woo gallery in London. In 1994 she established a glass studio supported by a Crafts Council grant and was awarded the Arts Foundation Fellowship for glass in 1997. The Arts Council of England supported further development funding her No Horizon project, three site responsive installations and exhibitions 2002-2005. Public collections holding her work include the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Welcome Trust and the Crafts Council collection in London, the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh as well as many regional and city museums in Europe and the UK. A design collaboration with Tord Boontje using recycled bottles was started in 1997, with the current production based in Guatemala City as an aid to artisans project. It is still distributed worldwide and was collected by the MoMA in New York and Corning Museum of Glass in USA. From 2013 to 2016 she was the Artistic Director of North Lands Glass in Scotland, and worked on an international glass and cross disciplinary program with an annual themed conference, in the anniversary year in partnership with Edinburgh College of Art. Recently she was granted research funding from Creative Scotland to explore Live in Your Hands , a three way art project involving a glassmaker, choreographer and film maker.