Emma Baker (UK) received her BA from Sunderland University in 2014 and has since worked in glass studios throughout Europe. In 2019 she became one of two Associate Artists at North Lands Creative, a two-year programme supporting & developing the practice of glass artists. She has been awarded residencies at Berlin Glas, The Glass Factory, S12 Bergen and North Lands Creative. Her work is held in public & private collections and has been shown across the UK & Ireland. Most recently, she has received scholarship funding to the USA and has worked on international cross-cultural projects supported by British Council Scotland and Creative Europe. She has also been a teaching assistant at Corning Museum of Glass, Bild-Werk Frauenau and North Lands Creative. Specialising as a glassmaker, her love of the material and its processes combines with narrative and sentiment to embody her artistic practice.
In S12 Baker has been continuing her work on the “Carragh” series, which are created by bringing the processes of blown glass and kiln forming together. The work shares visual similarities with the rock stacks and strata on the Caithness coast: The harsh edges, colouration and defined layers.