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Emily Coulson
Mixed media artist

Born in 1969 to eccentric parents and growing up in a large Georgian property in rural Lincolnshire has informed my creativity and artistic practice. Now as an independent artist I enjoy the freedom of both living and working in the Highlands of Scotland, composing pieces with a reflection of both myself and my surroundings. I work in a variety of media to explore the themes around my environment, childhood and memory. 

Immortalising things which have a resonance to me I explore the relationship between these objects and materials, combining materiality and assemblage to build a visual language within these connections.

Having achieved a BA honours in glass and ceramics from Sunderland University I then worked in a bronze casting foundry learning and understanding metal casting techniques. Taking the mould making and lost wax knowledge back into University I explored glass casting and slip casting processes whilst studying for a Master’s degree. During this time I had the privilege of working with some incredible people who gave me the opportunity to work in new ways.