Chelsea Art School textile design graduate Emma Cowlam produces hand stitched and hand drawn original illustrations from a personally developed and highly unique technique. Taking inspiration from daily life, intricately descriptive images are recorded and translated into stylish, classic designs. Her work is both prize winning and internationally exhibited.
Emma’s beautiful illustrations have progressed into a variety of timeless pieces from framed or mounted one-off art works to larger scale interior designs.
The captivating and distinctive pieces have appeared on numerous influential style sites as well as within well known media publications, such as ELLE magazine. Bespoke commissions are also available – a recent engagement was to design the official tote bag and logo for Homemade London, a stylishly contemporary craft studio located in Seymour Place, Marylebone (London). This auntumn Emma is having a new collection at the V&A Museum in London and will be selling in Liberty from the spring of 2012.
Emma’s strength lies in her clever combination of traditional drawing and sewing skills that can then be manipulated to suit the digital age. It is a refreshing welcome to the design world.