We Like: Studio Emma’s colourful concrete

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Scottish artist Emma McDowall explores her love of both concrete and colour.

Emma McDowall first discovered her love of concrete in the modesty of her mother’s garden shed. After a year of experimenting with recipes and moulds, Emma launched Studio Emma in 2016. Based in Edinburgh, the studio sells a collection of contemporary concrete products including vases, art objects, clocks and dishes.

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A stylish shot of some of Emma’s products

Studio Emma has a refined and distinctive style despite being a relatively young business venture. Colour is key in each of Emma’s concrete creations. Dusky purples, hot pinks, rusty oranges, moss greens and rich turquoises are all thrown into the mix to create a varied and vibrant colour palette. The spontaneous process Emma uses fuses these unusual tones together in an unpredictable way. These organic quirks add charm and character to each individual piece.

The careful consideration which goes into each object’s colour scheme contrasts effectively with the spontaneous nature of Emma’s process.

Greg McIndoe
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Emma with some of her colourful creations

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Her concrete letters are our top pick from Emma’s collection

Our favourite product from Emma’s collection are her range of concrete letters. The letters are made to order and customers can choose as many colours as they would like. Lots of online stores are selling letter ornaments but these are the most interesting we have found. Putting a tactile twist on this typographic trend, any of the letters will add a colourful and uniquely personal statement to any interior.

Seeing potential in a mundane material has been key to Studio Emma’s success. Fusing together a love of concrete and colour she has created a unique creative business.

Greg McIndoe
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An atmospheric shot of some of Emma’s creations

Of course, the most unique aspect of Emma’s practise is the material she uses. The material itself gives Emma’s work an industrial feel and the naturally occurring surface patterns and textural imperfections add a charming, contemporary aesthetic. It takes a uniquely creative mind to see such rainbow potential in concrete and this vision has now transformed into a blossoming business.

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Concrete creations by Studio Emma

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Pink and orange are 2 of Studio Emma’s top colours

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A strikingly composed photo showing Emma’s process

www.emmamcdowall.co.uk

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Posted on Dec 20th, 17 by | Twitter: @HeadlessGreg

Headless Greg is the pseudonym of Scottish illustrator Greg McIndoe. Often found hunting for creative ideas and inspiration online and in books and magazines, he joined Inkygoodness in 2014 as a regular columnist.

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