Biography

Emma Woffenden is a British artist who trained extensively in glass making techniques, she exhibits and lectures internationally and is represented by Marsden woo gallery in London. Her work is represented in 20 public collections in the USA and Europe including the MoMA New York, the V&A London, and National Museums Scotland. Her work and artist collaborations have been supported by awards from the Arts Foundation, Crafts Council, Arts Council of England and Creative Scotland. She worked as the artistic director for North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland 2013-16, curating their program and conferences. In 1997 she was a founder of the iconic recycled glassware project transglass.

Artist’s Statement

For one week in the summer of 2016 I listened to an American artist and glassmaker called David King, who was instructing a group of us on how to blow glass. I was interested in his descriptive way of instructing, emphasising the body movement and focus. In order to remember the directions, and for the love of words and manual skill, I wrote the The Glass Blowers Instructions. I mostly make sculpture and installations, occasionally photographs and drawings.

I will exhibit 1 A4 photograph documenting David and the workshop and the text instructions on 3 A4 sheets.