Emily Crawford / Crawford Island Art
"Having grown up spending every summer at our ancestral home in Nova Scotia, Canada, my summers revolved around the 40 foot tides of the Bay of Fundy. My days were spent in, on, and around the ocean and whether it was the feel of the fog, the sound of the seagulls, or the taste of salt water on my skin, the sea has always calmed my soul.
Living a landlocked life in NY, I find myself longing for the ocean to right my spirit. I find solace in creating functional pottery with glazes that reflect the greens and blues of the ocean, the whites of the waves crashing, and the trio of sea birds flying into the sunset."
Emily Crawford went to Hamilton College to be recruited for the CIA. She graduated a Studio Art Major.
Emily has spent the past 20 + years working as a web designer and online marketer, but her true passion is clay. Her works main influence is that of the Sea. Her days revolved around the ebb and flow of the 40 foot tide, which determined whether you would find her swimming, skipping rocks, exploring the inlets of the Sissaboo River or finding treasures and washed up sea life while mud flatting. It is this love for the sea and salt air that inspires Emily’s work, and you will find this influence through her signature sea birds and the oceanic colors she uses to glaze her pottery.