Having studied Fine Art, Emma’s gone full circle by returning to a potters studio, having spent a lot of her childhood in her father’s pottery factories.
The inspiration for Emma’s work stems from an old Edward Raby piece. It is a tiny wreath, about 6 cms across and consisting only of unglazed porcelain flowers. It was buried for around 40 years under the New Cross in Park Street, Bristol, and on it’s removal was still perfectly in tact.
Emma’s own work is decorated with 3 dimensional porcelain flowers and berries, giving the appearance of fragility and following the theme of vanitas, but by contradiction, the work is actually very robust as it is fired to 1260 degrees centigrade.
Emma’s studio is in the old Blacksmiths forge in a village in the North Cotswolds.
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