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Emma Wells Glass

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Emma Wells

Glass Artist

Emma is a self taught artist, specialising in glass for over 20 years. She has developed her own unique style using printing techniques and kiln-firing. Her collection of decoratively functional ‘house jewellery’ evoke bygone days and faded grandeur.


Inspired by Victorian intrigue and opulence, old family photographs and ancestral memories, Emma creates atmospheric and romantic designs. Insect motifs feature regularly in her work, symbolising the obsessive nature of the Victorian ‘Collectors Extraodinaire’, interwoven with floral imagery, reminiscent of the Victorian Language of Flowers.

Materials and process

Using the glass as an artist’s canvas, Emma experiments with techniques and unique surface patterns; layering designs and textures in enamels and metals which culminate in ghostly visions and floating images with photographic plate-like qualities. During the firing process these layers burn away and break up, leaving a sense of something that appears aged and worn.