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About Emily Hughes Ceramics

Emily's  current body of work consists of hand built slab vessels and porcelain functional pieces. Her work represents her life growing up in a village between a quarry and the sea. Emily represents through her mark making and form the textures and lines found on the mountain side and the contrast between the landscape in which she lives. It is portrayed in this collection by the smooth areas contrasting the ripped edges that are exaggerated naturally by the clay.


MA Art Practice - Glyndwr University - Distinction

BA(hons) Applied Art - North Wales school of Art and Design - First Class

Foundation diploma Art and Design-  Colleg Llandrillo - Distinction


Exhibitions and Shows:

2023 - Benywaidd - Oriel Carn (Caernarfon) 

2023 - PrintWorks Exhibition - The Lake Gallery (West Kirby)

2022 - Oriel Mon Christmas Craft Fair 

2022/2023 - Oriel Mostyn Retail Exhibition - 'Rooted in Wales' 

2022 - Ceramic Wales 2022 - Bodrhyddan Hall 

2022 - Oriel Ty Meirion - Slate and Stone Exhibition

2022 - The Potters gallery Maker of the Month

2022 - Oriel Mon - Elemental Reunion NWPA Exhibition

2022 - Oriel Brondanw Open Exhibition 2022 (Penrhyndeudreath) 

2021/2022 - Ty Pawb Virtual Print International Show -

2021/2022 - Ty Pawb Print International 2021 (Wrexham)

2021 - Steam 2021 Glyndwr University Online Showcase 

2021 - Unmute MA Show Exhibition Online - Glyndwr University (Wrexham)

2020/2021- The Old Lock up Gallery (Cromford)

2020/2021- Oriel Mostyn - Winter showcase 'Gifts from Wales and the borders' 

2020- London Craft week Online Speaker with First Of March Limited ' A Celebration of craftsmanship from Wales '

2020- Birch Tree Gallery Edinburgh 'Andante for Hands and Water' (Joint Exhibition) (Scotland)

2020- Oriel Brondanw Open 2020 Exhibition 

2020- Bevere Gallery Annual Graduate Exhibition 

2019 - Mostyn Contemporary Craft Fair (Oriel Mostyn Llandudno) 

2019/2020- Manchester Craft and Design Centre Exhibtion space (Great Northern Graduates Exhibition, Manchester)

2019- Great Northern Graduates Exhibition (Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester)

2019-Ceramic Wales 2019 (Wrexham)

2019-New Designers Business Design Centre  (Islington, London)

2019- Degree Show (Wrexham Glyndwr University) 

2018-Ceramic Wales 2018 (Wrexham) 

2018- Ty Pawb 360 Degree Exhibition (Wrexham) 

2017- Foundation Degree Show (Colleg Llandrillo) 


Elected as a member of The North Wales Potters Association - August 2021 (Conwy Potters Gallery)

Member of The North Wales Potters Association - as of December 2021


Galeri Caernarfon 

Carwsel - Llanfairfechan

The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art - Conwy

Oriel Mostyn - Llandudno

The Potter's Gallery - Conwy 

Darl-e and the Bear Gallery- Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Publications / Media: 

Merched Chwarel, Peoples Gallery - (December 2021)

Merched Chwarel Blog - (December 2021)

Artists responding to...Zine Issue 5 (January 2021) 

First Of March- Maker Spotlight: (2020)

Bear Stories- Darl-e and the Bear: (2020) 

11 New Designers win a place at the GNCCF (2019):

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