It all started with a love of the English countryside and the changing seasons.
Hello, I’m Emma.
After studying art and ceramics early in life it wasn’t until my children were young adults that it became my career.
Being creative is what drives me! I work in many mediums from clay to paints/pastels and textiles.
I grow flowers in my Victorian cottage garden which feature in many of my designs. Before making art my full time career I worked as a freelance floral stylist and grew flowers for my business- hence the name A Bunch Of Wild.
When I’m not busy making something I’m usually in my favourite coffee shop sketching & designing.
I have created my studio space in my conservatory at home, it gives me plenty of light and a view of the garden. Being surrounded by flowers, nature and what the seasons have to offer is my biggest source of inspiration.
I walk daily over the fields and woods by my home in Bedfordshire and gather objects along the way to inspire ideas. I also spend a lot of time in Suffolk for the quality of light and beautiful landscapes.
I create functional ceramics from porcelain clay, often adorned with flowers and birds. These pieces are hand built at a slow and considered pace.
My paintings are inspired by the seasons. I like to work with a muted/earthy palette. I paint in oils, acrylic and watercolour, and favour handmade paper for it’s unique qualities.
When I’m not working I enjoy styling my home and growing flowers. I trained as an interior designer in my early thirties so I’m partial to decorating and bringing nature into the home, dressing the rooms of my house with seasonal finds. I love to make everything around me and my family beautiful.
I live with my husband and two daughters in a very draughty old house which we also share with our bonkers beagle Purdey, Louie- a handsome ginger tom cat, a budgie called Bobby (my biggest cheerleader) and four bantam hens.
I also host small intimate gatherings on a range of subjects from floristry, ceramics and painting. My teaching methods are simple, seasonal and inspirational. Classes can be booked one-to-one and tailored specifically for your needs, you can also bring up to three friends. My working environment is very laid back and is ideal for individuals that may struggle with stress/anxiety. There is always tea and cake and it’s more like doing something nice with a friend.
For more information please get in touch!
You can find my visual storytelling over on Instagram and follow my blog here. Every so often I do a shop update of either pottery, paintings or dried flowers, make sure you are signed up to my subscribers list to get first dibs!