Emma Hislop lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland as a multi disciplinary artist. She focuses on both sculptural methods and historical knowledge in metal, glass, ceramics and plant life. Exploring environmental bodies through ecological storytelling, playing with a working concept of ‘semi-fiction’, alongside archaeology and mysticism.
Hislop creates uncanny, tension filled objects from a timeline separate from our own. Unsettling artefacts from the ruins of utopias that heralded craft and nature, feel disjointed but equally too close.
Hislop's work has been recognised with awards from the Sustainability in Action Group, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, and Royal Scottish Academy. She has participated in residencies with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as well as in Denmark and at Marchmont House, and has worked with the British Society of Scientific Glassblowers, GENERATOR projects, Central Saint Martins, and Creative Carbon Scotland.