Unearth 
Ma Art Practice Degree show work

Representation of place and the history it holds is essential to my working practice. Growing up near a quarry I have always been fascinated by the site itself. The harshness of the landscape and its industrial past and present continue to fuel my making. Creating this body of work has allowed me to develop a closer connection to the quarry.

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Emily Hughes 'Ascent'.jpg

Research

As part of my research practice, I have developed an affinity for paper and its properties. I began experimenting with folding, ripping, bending, and tearing into the material then decided to introduce the same methods when working with clay. Navigating different materials and their intrinsic qualities have played a major role in the process of creating this body of work.

Emily Hughes 'Industry' .jpg
Emily Hughes 'Leftovers'.jpg
Emily Hughes 'Ascent'
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Emily Hughes 'Take Shelter'
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Emily Hughes 'Industry'
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Emily Hughes 'Looking down'
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Emily Hughes 'In The Shadow of the Mountain'
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Emily Hughes 'The Crushing Mill'
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Quarrysite
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Emily Hughes 'Unearth' on site photo 2
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Emily Hughes 'Ascent' on site photo
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Emily Hughes 'Looking Down' on site photo
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Emily Hughes 'The Crushing Mill' on site photo
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Emily Hughes 'In The Shadow of the Mountain' on site photo
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Emily Hughes 'Leftovers' on site photo
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Emily Hughes 'Industry' on site photo
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Emily Hughes 'Unearth' on site photo
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Quarry site
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Quarry Site
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Quarry Site
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