Business name: Silversoles
Emma creates functional objects for the home and to wear, with surfaces that invite physical interaction with the materials and challenge the perception of felt. Driven by a desire to create texture and engage the senses, her work reflects an interest in haptic perception - our instinct to touch and the importance of this sense to our human experience. Taking an experimental approach to the ancient craft of felt making, she explores material combinations and processes, to celebrate tactility. During her recent MA research at Birmingham City University, Emma investigated the relationship between actual and perceived textures, light, translucency and opacity, culminating in an interiors collection. With a background in arts and education, Emma combines teaching textiles and feltmaking with running her design label, Silversoles.