cambridge contemporary crafts

Emma Corry Designs

Emma Louise Corry is a textile designer and maker, who lives in Milton, Oxfordshire. Emma creates beautiful pieces using carefully chosen new and up cycled fabric with attention to detail, colour and design.

Emma remembers the first time she borrowed her mother’s Elna sewing machine; she was about 8 years old. Emma spent a long time teaching herself to thread it and sew with it and recently Emma bought the same model, as it evokes so many lovely memories. Emma has always been creative – her mother tells stories of handmade paper being made in her blender and printing wrapping paper on the kitchen floor – but Emma's love of textiles really began when she started her two-year diploma at Worthing College for Art and Design in 1984.

After Emma's diploma, she completed a three-year degree course in Fashion and Textiles at Leicester Polytechnic, followed by a two-year MA in Woven Textile Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Graduating in 1991 – Emma was just 20 years old! 

After leaving the RCA, Emma worked as a freelance textile designer, followed by a role designing shop window displays. Emma then started her greetings card company, specializing in handmade cards, which has grown into Emma Corry Designs, which Emma runs from her studio at home.


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