About the Artist - Emma Jayne Robertson
Emma returned to her Suffolk home near Debenham after completing a Masters Degree in Contemporary Applied Arts at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle in 2009.
Specialising in Ceramics, her most recent work explores ‘The Contemporary Fossil’ through a series of hand-built, sculptural columns made from a variety of Stoneware clays. Some of them measure up to 1 metre in height with a diameter of 35cm. Much of the visual research has come from the Suffolk Coastline, including Dunwich, Aldeburgh and Southwold.
Translucent ceramics is also something that Emma has explored and intends to experiment with further in the near future.
Having lived in Suffolk all her life, Emma studied at Debenham High School and then Northgate Sixth Form, where she had intentions to follow a career in textile design. However, it was whilst she studied a Foundation Degree in Art and Design at Suffolk College that she discovered her love for ceramics and from that point onwards has never looked back.
Her interest in Textiles still plays a part in her art work. Emma often uses textile materials and methods to inform her ceramic work and the textural surfaces of the clay. She was also the winner of a needlepoint design competition run by the prestigious textile company Elizabeth Bradley in June 2008 and with the winning design made into a Limited Edition needlepoint kit.
Emma’s work is mainly sold directly to the customer through order/commission, but she is starting to develop relationships with galleries and retail outlets, as well as exhibiting with the ‘Suffolk Exhibitions’ group of artists.
Emma also offers workshops for all ages and abilities.