Born in Kingston-upon-Hull, England sculptor Emma Stothard has always had an affinity with the countryside and countryside animals. Emma went to Southampton in 1991 to do a BA Hons in Fine Art, and from there went on to pursue her passion for willow sculpting in Somerset to learn traditional willow weaving and basket making. Emma became an Art teacher and in 2001 Emma left her teaching post to embark on her career as a sculptor.
Recently Emma was honoured to have had the opportunity to make and personally present to HRH the Prince of Wales a large scale sculpture of his beloved Jack Russell dog ‘Tigga’. Made from willow grown on the Highgrove Estate. ‘Tigga’ is sited in the gardens at Highgrove, and was a ‘thank you’ gift for her loan from the Prince’s Trust, which enabled her to start her career.