Emmy Palmer is an innovative Devon-based glass-maker who has created a new and exciting way to combine glassware with her passion for knitting!
Having moved to Plymouth in 2004 to attend The Plymouth College of Art she instantly fell in love with the waterfront City. Being surrounded by the sea and the moors, she is never short of inspiration.
Whilst at college in 2006 Emmy won a scholarship award with Teign Valley Glass studio in Bovey Tracey and has continued to have a working relationship with them ever since. During her degree she started to combine knitting with glass in different ways, and has been refining her technique ever since.
We are thrilled and excited that Emmy will soon be appearing in “Make It to Market”, a BBC1 series featuring some of the country’s most promising artists and makers.
“My Del Mar series started from humble beginnings but over time the pieces have become more elegant and sophisticated. They are a real labour of love, which is why they are my favourite pieces to make. I love to knit. It's a skill that has been passed down through my family for generations. The concentration needed and the repetitive hand movements make knitting and crochet really therapeutic, and I see it as a real form of self-care. Knitting has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life.”