Emma Birts

Emma Birts was born in London in 1979 but grew up in Bath. Following an Art Foundation course at The University of West of England (1998 - 1999) she went on to study Graphic Design at Bournemouth Art Institute graduating in 2002, followed by a ceramics course at Bristol School of Art. She owns and runs Rostra Gallery in Bath while trying to find time to indulge her passion for ceramics.


Based in Bristol, each piece created by Emma is sculpted individually and hand painted with underglaze, biscuit fired and then fired again with a transparent glaze over the top. This glaze often crazes which is a normal effect usually due to changes in temperature.


Brought up surrounded by dogs, cats, pigs and other animals, these characters have inspired Emma's work and imagination along with the work of Maurice Sendak, Sheila McIness, Quentin Blake and Yoshitomo Nara. She produces a range of jewellery, prints and ceramics and her work can be found on show in galleries in England, Scotland & Wales and has been exhibited at numerous Affordable Art Fairs in Bristol.  






Animals and Decorations 







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