Emma Whigham | About Me
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About My Work

My work explores shape, form and balance – specifically the tension that exists between them. I am interested in a variety of artistic techniques with which to convey my ideas and feelings. Much of what I make is borne from handling the materials I have around me. Then follows a desire to express an abstract aesthetic – and a resulting work which conveys a relationship between form and feeling.

I am principally motivated by materials and my craft training in jewellery design shapes the way I approach my work – whether it is a pencil drawing or a large scale installation.

About me

I grew up on the East coast of Scotland near Edinburgh. After graduating in Jewellery Design at Edinburgh College of Art in 1996 I went on to study at the Royal College of Art in London. Subsequently, I moved to France where I raised a family and grew my practice. After living in France for 15 years I returned to Scotland in 2018 and I now have a studio in the beautiful Scottish Borders.


2022 Summer of Art, Old Gala House, Galashiels, Scotland

2021 Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder, Scotland

2018 Abri d’Art, France

2017 Papier Plumes, Angoulême, France

2017 Office de Tourisme, Aubeterre, France

2017 Comptoir des Images, Angoulême, France

2017 Journée Européennes des Métiers d’Art, Monolithic Church, Aubeterre, France

2016 Zou #8 édition, Hameau de la Brousse, Sers, France

2016 Journée Européennes des Métiers d’Art, Monolithic Church, Aubeterre, France