An image of a Emma Stothard sculpture

Book Tickets Online


Emma was born in Hull and grew up in Kilnsea, a tiny village at the northern end of the extraordinary geographical feature and nature reserve Spurn Point.

An artistic child, Emma enjoyed drawing the Holderness landscapes around her home and as a teenager connected with nature when she worked on local farms during school holidays and vacations from Southampton Solent University, where she studied for a BA Hons in Fine Art.

After graduating, she briefly moved to the Somerset Levels to learn the process of growing, coppicing, bundling and weaving willow.

She returned to Yorkshire to study for a PGCE at Bretton Hall, Wakefield, where she was surrounded by the inspiring work of Henry Moore and Elizabeth Frink in the grounds of what is now the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and began making geese and small animals from woven willow.

After teaching in West Yorkshire, Emma moved to Whitby on the coast of North Yorkshire and took a teaching post at Whitby Community College. The college had a very successful and forward-thinking art department, which supported her development as a sculptor.

An ever-increasing interest in her work led to a commission from the Louis C Tiffany Museum and Water Gardens in Matsue, Japan, home to the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world, to create a central feature to their ‘English Garden’, a life-sized geisha and man in Western dress, entitled East Meets West.

Emma now exhibits nationally and internationally, and her sculptures grace the gardens of stately homes, galleries and private homes around the country.

She was particularly honoured to be given the opportunity to make and personally present to HRH the Prince of Wales a large-scale portrait 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.

Book Tickets

Map & Directions

Emma Stothard Sculpture


Unit 5a Entreprise Way, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4NH
Close window

Call direct on:



  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2021

What's Nearby

  1. Hop on to our open top bus for a unique sightseeing tour of Whitby.

    0.3 miles away
  2. Whitby Distillery offers unique gin experiences - come to see how our gin is made, learn…

    0.4 miles away
  3. Whitby Marina sits within the River Esk and is located in the upper harbour beyond the…

    1.23 miles away
  4. Wetwheels Yorkshire builds disabled people’s confidence by providing the opportunity to…

    1.38 miles away
  1. The Abbey House sits next to the iconic Whitby Abbey. Formerly known as the Manor House…

    1.41 miles away
  2. Adventure! Endurance! Extraordinary Seamanship! Survival against the odds!
    Learn about…

    1.43 miles away
  3. The 'Sea Peoples' Special exhibition at Captain Cook Museum, Whitby

    1.44 miles away
  4. Caedmon's Trod is a pathway up the hill leading to Whitby Abbey and St Mary's church.…

    1.46 miles away
  5. The moody and magnificent ruins of Whitby Abbey have drawn successive generations – from…

    1.48 miles away
  6. When we started up our microbrewery back in 2013, we made it our mission to bring local,…

    1.48 miles away
  7. The Old Town Hall can be found within the Market Place in Whitby just off Church Street.…

    1.51 miles away
  8. Whitby Coastal Cruises, The Yellow Boats, are Whitby's biggest pleasure trip company. We…

    1.53 miles away
  9. Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal to some of the seas most amazing…

    1.53 miles away
  10. The Church of Saint Mary is an Anglican parish church serving the town of Whitby. St…

    1.53 miles away
  11. Situated at the bottom of Whitby’s famous 199 steps W.Hamond jewellers is the oldest…

    1.54 miles away
  12. The RNLI Whitby Lifeboat Station operates one inshore and one all-weather lifeboat. The…

    1.54 miles away
Previous Next
  • North Yorkshire Council Logo
  • Visit England Logo
  • Borough of Scarborough Logo
  • Visit England Logo

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss