Emily’s studies, like many other students’, have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than seeing this as a detriment, Emily attempted to embrace it in her practice. Emily was pushed creatively as a result of the pandemic, which required her to work in a different way than she was used to in the studios.
"I have begun to view the restrictions as creative opportunities rather than limitations through exploring the diversity of patterns and pieces I can derive from a single framework. Working within a specified parameter across a variety of mediums, including sound, sculpture and textiles, has enabled me to investigate the potential and diversity of materials, which has really become the focus of my final year of study."
Emily has been able to develop creative thinking and skills, as well as explore disciplines in greater depth, thanks to the diverse range of workshops offered by experts at the Reading School of Art.
"The workshops are really valuable due to the teaching fellows and technicians being appreciative that everyone arrives to university with different backgrounds and experiences, and tailoring them to all levels of abilities, which enabled me to work with sculpture having only really worked two dimensionally before studying at Reading."