Meet the Maker: Emma Benschop of Love Emma Ceramics
Love Emma Ceramics is a unique and eclectic ceramic maker located in Denver, CO. With pieces focused on body parts such as teeth and bones, Emma has created her own little niche in the world of ceramics.
Q: At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Emma: I was in high school, and my teacher, Mr Gabbert, told me I could actually do art. That was when I was 14, and he was my teacher through high school and then I went to art school for university!
Q: Do you have a favorite place in the mountains you love to visit?
Emma: Rocky Mountain National Park is always great.
Q: What was the last concert/show you attended?
Emma: I'm going to say the next one: Tallest Man on Earth!
Q: What do you love most about what you do?
Emma: I love being able to do something I love and connect with people about it. I love when people remember me and my work!
Q: Where did you grow up? If outside of Colorado, how did you end up here?
Emma: I grew up in Indiana. Then, I went to college in New York City. After I graduated, my sister and I decided to move to Denver together so we would have more space to make art! It's the reason I'm able to have a ceramic studio all to myself.
Q: It's the weekend. What do you see yourself doing?
Emma: If the weather is nice, I'll open the garage door and throw some stuff on the wheel! Or generally make some things in the studio. If it's really nice, I'll take a book to the park.
Q: Do you have a favorite piece you've made? Or a design you've come up with?
Emma: My favorite design I have is my tooth planters. they are pink with teeth along the top. They come from my conceptual sculptures and so I'm happy that people resonate with them like I do!