Emma Woffenden studied at West Surrey College of Art and Design and The Royal College of Art. She employs a full range of complex glass and mixed media techniques to make works that explore the power of myth and archetypes. The influences of social structures and the dynamics of power relations on the individual imbue her sculpture with a palpable sense of internal conflict. Woffenden’s uncanny forms trespass upon the viewer’s imagination, casting an oblique light on the human condition.

Widely recognised as one of Britain’s leading glass artists, her work is included in a number of international public collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Wellcome Trust and the Crafts Council, London and Ernsting Glass Museum, Germany. Her award-winning designs for Transglass can be found in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She was appointed North Lands Creative Glass Artistic Director in October 2013.

Courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery, London