Emi Fujisawa is the textile artist and designer based in England.
Her philosophy is based on the proverb from Confucius that says “ We can learn new things from the past”. Strongly inspired by time-honoured textiles, she has developed unique palettes via her expertise in natural dyeing with a key focus on using natural, sustainable and ethical materials.
Emi says "My works are mostly influenced by events of my life and the people around me. Even that days can feel sometimes like that they are always the same, the sky often shows a different expression and palette, as the people within my life whom show a different spectrum of emotions and colours. How I am influenced by what surrounds me is projected within my work. I am very thankful everyday for the environment around me and for those close to me".
2009-2013 (BA) Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design. University of the Arts London (London,UK)
2002-2004 Bunka Fashion College. (Tokyo,Japan)
2023 AIZOME Japanese craft indigo-dying exhibition at the Japanese embassy in London (London, UK)
2022 Collaborated exhibition, "INDIGO MATTER" which is part of launching her third slow fashion coleection, Fuji (藤) at the other projection (London, UK)
2022 Selected the flag artist for the Celebration Milton Keynes and The Queen's Platinum Jubilee project at the Stables (Milton Keynes, UK)
2021 Launched her first slow fashion collection, sei-ran (青藍), Japanese Textile Festival at Freewearver SAORI Studio (London, UK)
2021 Group Exhibition, Roots at Freeweaver SAORI Studio (London,UK)
2020 Group Exhibition,RESTRICTIONS at Freeweaver SAORI Studio (London, UK)
2020 Potter in Programme at Illyria Pottery (Oxford, UK)
2020 Group Exhibition, MK Calling at MK Gallery (Milton Keynes, UK)
2018 Invited for BB Design Year & BB Mastermind 2018, Big Berry Europe (Metlika, Slovenia)
2016 Group Exhibition,Tkalke (Črnomlju, Slovenia)
2015 Group Exhibition, Exhibit Here's Art Maze Exhibition (London,UK)
2015 Solo exhibition, "Timeless tale" at Peggy Jay Gallery of Burgh house & Hampstead Museum (London, UK)
2014 Showed an image of "Passing of the time" on screen at Sattchi gallery (London, UK)
2013 Degree show at Chelsea College of Art and Design (London,UK)
2012 Group Exhibition at Japan Floss Silk Association (Tokyo, Japan)
Current workshops/Ceramic workshops, "Makign your own dinnerware set course" and "Togei course" at the Milton Keynes Art Center.