Emily Louise Howard is the hands, head and heart behind The Diggingest Girl, a printmaking + illustration + crafts studio recently relocated to Atlanta, Georgia from Erlanger, KY.
Identifying as an artist from the tender age of seven, Emily studied fine art at the University of Kentucky, receiving a B.F.A. in painting. Emily achieved an M.F.A. from the University of Cincinnati, printmaking, painting and sculpture as part of her Master's thesis, also earning a Master of Art Education with K-12 licensure. In 2019, Emily became an author for the first time upon the publication of her instructional printmaking book Block Print Magic (Quarto).
Emily lives in a little house in the suburbs of the big city. She runs her business out of her home studio with her cat, Selu, and the occasional helping hand from her husband, David.
selected honors & publications