Emily McIntosh (1978, Australia) graduated with a MA in Fine Art and earlier with a BA First Class Honours in Fine Arts in Ceramic Design – Glass from the Monash University in Caulfield. After her study she spent several months in Japan at the Ezra Glass Studio working with the renowned glass artist Hiroshi Yamano, also creating and exhibiting her own work.
Following her stay in Japan she travelled Europe and the USA before returning to Australia to undertake a residency at the Sydney College of Arts. Later she also studied at the Pilchuck Glass School in the USA.
The blown and cold worked glass objects that she creates are very conceptual in their nature and oscillate around ideas of memory, preservation and both psychological and physical aspects of the human condition.
Emily McIntosh was a Ranamok Glass Prize finalist in 2008 and in 2010 she was a John Fries Memorial Prize finalist. Her work is exhibited worldwide and is part of private and museum collections in Australia, Europe and the USA.