Emily’s work and visual explorations are filled with an inherent nostalgia of a time and place long gone. In a time where handwritten notes and making lists on actual paper rather than a smartphone seem like habits slowly disappearing from our culture, she tries to immortalize these simple acts of tactile joy. Emily collects old notes once folded and passed through a classroom, handwriting of loved ones, and long-lost lists found at the bottom of a grocery shopping cart. She uses metal and enamel to recreate folds found in paper and uses a variety of processes to mimic handwriting.
Emily is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a degree in Enameling and Case Western Reserve University with a Masters in Art Education. Emily lives and works in her home workshop in Newbury, Ohio.