Emma received help when she left teaching to go it along as a sculptor from HRH King Charles' charity, The Prince’s Trust. She was able to show her gratitude to his majesty many years later when she personally presented him with a willow sculpture of his beloved Jack Russell dog, Tigga, made from willow grown on the Highgrove Estate.
Tigga is on permanent display in The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, the private gardens of their Majesties King Charles and Queen Camilla, which are open to the public from April to October each year.
You can find many more of Emma’s stunning sculptures at Highgrove: each year she introduces a new work to the gardens – this year a moon-gazing hare will be joining roe deer and a woodpecker.
Also very much at home in the grounds is a group of Gloucester Old Spot pigs: his Majesty is the patron of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, and invited Emma to exhibit willow sculptures of British rare breeds on the Orchard Lawn.