HELLO. I'm Emma
and I spend my working day as a designer of children's products for my homewares brand Playroom. I am passionate about good design for children and I've designed children's products for many of the UK's high street stores.
The rest of the time I make things. I will have a go at anything; sewing, knitting, origami and more recently pottery. I'm not an expert at any of them but they all allow me to express myself.
I am inspired by folk art from all around the world and the incredible craftsmanship displayed in objects that people used daily. Toys are my other passion. From dolls and animals of ancient Greece and Rome to the Galt toys from my childhood.
Many of my heroes were also influenced by folk art, and toys too. Charles and Ray Eames, Picasso and Alexander Girard all had collections of their own. Girard's is now part of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. I dream of visiting it one day...
I have made this website because my small house in Lewes, East Sussex, where I live with my husband, son and two cats, is filling up and I need to pass some of my creations to new owners. Everything for sale is handmade by me and it's one of a kind.