Emma Woffenden

Graduated from the West Surrey College of Art and Design (presently the University for the Creative Arts), Farnham, UK, 1984. Graduated from the Ceramics and Glass Department at the Royal College of Art, London, UK, 1993.

She participated in the exchange program at the Tyler School of Art, the Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, 1983. She has been granted several awards, including: the Touring Grant, the Arts Council of England, UK, 2002; the Glass Fellowship, the Arts Foundation, Brighton, UK, 1997.

She has participated in 15 individual exhibitions in the UK, Germany and Sweden, and in 65 group exhibitions in the UK, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Slovakia, including: 7 solo exhibitions in the Marsden Woo Gallery, London; the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK, 1999; No Horizon, a series of site specific installations across 3 UK venues – Fabrica Gallery Brighton, 2003, Angel Row Gallery in Nottingham, 2003, and First Site Gallery in Colchester, 2004; Craft in Dialogue, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005; Anima Animus, in cooperation with Tord Boontje, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark, 2009; Originals in cooperation with Tord Boontje, Sotheby’s, London, 2015.

Her work is included in a number of international public collections, including: the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; MoMA, New York, USA; Wellcome Trust and the Crafts Council, London; Ernsting Stiftung, Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany; the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA; the Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, UK.

She was the instructor of a course at the Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA, 2012. She has participated as a speaker at various glass conferences ongoing since 1994.

Since 2014 she has been the Artistic Director for the North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland and she has been designing the master class and conference programme.

Emma Woffenden is one of Britain’s most innovative glass artists. She uses a full range of complex glass and mixed media techniques to make works that explore the more intangible conditions of existence that are grasped as sensations, feelings and awareness.