Emma Jeffs is established multi media textile designer, educator, and consultant, with over 17 years experience working professionally within Crafts, Education and Design. Based in her London studio she applies her extensive knowledge of craft, materials, print, image and processes to a variety of applications and projects.
She has a detailed hands on approach to materials and process which are throughly researched and explored. The focus is on investigating traditional and new processes to explore colour, pattern, materials and form to create outcomes that innovate and push boundaries. I combine both hand and industrial manufacturing processes to create innovative materials.
Materials explored to date include glass, plastics, paper and textiles which are combined with a myriad of techniques including Digital printing, Silk screening, Laminating, Weaving and Embroidery. she has created site-specific work for domestic and commercial spaces and has exhibited widely through galleries in the UK and worldwide.
Her design practice has led her to collaborate on projects and commissions for architects, manufacturers, interior designers, public art, museums, hospitals and retailers. Selected clients include Made.com, Tupperware, Veritas, Altro Flooring, Surface View, NHS, V&A Museum, Innermost, National Trust, Mascoini and Made.com
Her portfolio of works include patterns for glazing manifestations, wall coverings, printed textiles, lighting, exhibitions and fashion.
Alongside her design work she is an active mentor within the UK Craft Education and Business Incubators. She has worked as an advisor to various organisations including the Crafts Council of England and Craft Northern Ireland and Cockpit Arts. 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.
Her latest personal work N&N WARES combines her love of physical making and her skill in digital manipulation. With a background education in hand printing She became interested in digital print technologies during her research fellowship with NESTA (2004-2006). Within this period she was exposed to this then new technology, its applications, its rapid growth and the possibilities to combine her craft practice with this new tool, prior to this period she had never been on a computer.
She is always open to collaborative projects, explorations and commission. Please get in touch with the studio at email@example.com