Emma Jeffs' has worked in the print and material worlds for over 15 years. With a education in hand printed textile design she established her London Studio in 2000. Working within craft, industrial and digital processes she combines print, image and materials for a variety of applications.
Her portfolio spans products for Interiors, Accessories and Lighting. She licenses her designs and products to companies in Europe and the US. She also undertakes consultancy work within the areas of surface design , material development and product.
She is a frequent visiting lecturer within UK art and design education. She has worked as a advisor with many creative enterprise organisations including the Crafts Council of England and Craft Northern Ireland. She was co-ordinator for The Crafts Council Next Move scheme for two years where she oversaw six start up businesses and worked directly with six UK universities to provide mentoring and business training.
In 2004 - 2006 she undertook a UK government funded research fellowship (NESTA) that enabled her to explore the creative potential of her craft practice with digital methods and tools. Emma showcased these explorations at various exhibitions one of which she titled Neck and Neck. Here she exhibited digitally printed handmade pieces that had been composed to reveal themselves when worn around the neck.
Her explorations have continued and N & N WARES was established in 2012.
Nominee for Arts Foundation Fellowship for Materials Innovation (2013)
Grand Designs Magazine Awards finalist for Best Interior Furnishing (2008)
Nuno Textiles selected Textile Showcase, Ozone Gallery Japan (2005)
Inspired Cologne Furniture Fair Finalist Innovative Product, German Design Council (2005)
100% Design Designers of the Future Showcase (2004)
NESTA Fellowship two - years within industry (2004)
George Little Management Export Award (2003)
Chelsea Crafts Fair Evening Standard Homes & Property Interior Product Award (2002)
Peugeot Design Awards Finalist, Textiles (2001)
Crafts Council Setting Up Grant Recipient (2000)