Artist Statement

My work explores human experience: from how we feel, to how we move, to how we deal with life.  I depict moments in our lives that shape or define us: such as the tiny girl reaching to see inside a bowl or the man desperately trying to turn the page he is stood on.  Sculpting people in these scenarios, helps me process my life experiences as well reflect on our humanity.

I am fascinated by the human figure; I take great pleasure in studying anatomy, to inform my sculpture as well as understand how the body moves.  My figures have a unique texture, which reveals my workings into the clay; it is applied in a way that accentuates the muscles and celebrates the beauty of the human form.  Part of my portfolio glorifies our athletic nature, which is inspired by my love for Capoeira, as well as the fact that we are such an impressively, adaptive species.  I hope my sculptures will connect with people’s inherent need to move and express themselves physically.

The presentation of my figures is an intrinsic part of my work.  I sculpt spaces and objects for the figures to interact with, to create a narrative as well as accentuate the dynamics of the pose.  The use of colour also plays an important role in the emotions of the sculpture. 

Emma’s Biography

Emma has always shown an interest in art and the process of making, which led her to live and study in Florence in 2004.  Emma then proceeded to Nottingham Trent University for a Fine-Art degree, during which she acquired a different approach to her practice, exploring interactive and community arts.  She continued in this line of work after graduating yet soon began to miss the craft and tactile nature of clay; with this in mind, she moved to Bristol in 2010 to focus on figurative sculpture.

Since then Emma hasn’t looked back as galleries and buyers increasingly take interest in her work.  Emma is represented by various galleries around the UK and has exhibited internationally at art fairs. She has completed various public and private commissions, including a public, bronze installation for Churchill Living in Bristol.  In 2019 Emma took time off to have a family; she has managed to keep the business ticking over but she is gradually getting back to work more and more. 


Public Commissions:

Exhibitions & Fairs:

2023South West Academy Open Exhibition, Kennaway House, Sidmouth.

           ‘Figurative Exhibition’, Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge. 
           ‘Reconnections’, Yarrow Gallery, Oundle. 
           Burford Gallery Opening Exhibition, Cotswold Contemporary:  
           ‘Pop up’ at 336 Kings Road, London, with Art Salon & Doorway Gallery. Soho Fine Art. Guildford
           Artique, Brighton

2022. ‘New Works’, Byard Art Gallery.
           Aura Fine Art: Stratford Upon Avon
           Sculpture and Meet the Maker, Wingates Gallery

2021.  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, represented by Art Salon.
          ‘Independants’, Wingates Gallery.

2020.  ‘The Art of 3’, Art Salon.
            Summer show, Byard Art.

2019. Affordable Art Fairs: Hong Kong, Singapore, London,  Art Salon
          Spring Show, Sproson Gallery, St Andrews.
          Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham, Art Salon.

2018. ‘Art of Acrobatics’ Solo show, at Hours Space, Bristol.
           Affordable Art Fairs in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, by Art Salon.
           Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham, Wey Gallery.

2017.  Affordable Art Fairs London, Art Salon.
          Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham, Wey Gallery.
          Wilks Restaurant, Bristol.

2016. The Sculpture Park, Farnham
          Sculpture exhibition, Botanical Gardens, Bristol.
          The Lobby, 15 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London.

2015. Heatherley Summer Exhibition.
          Easter Open Sculpture Exhibition, Botanical Gardens, Bristol

2014. ‘We are Plinkus’ Hamilton House, Bristol
          Affordable Art Fair, Bristol & London, Alexander Gallery.
          Autumn Show, Wey Gallery, Godalming.

2013.  Figures in Sculpture, Tinca Gallery, Portishead.
           Affordable Art Fair, Bristol & London, Alexander Gallery.

2012. ‘Autumn Open’, Royal West of England Academy.
          ‘Plinth by Plinth’, Bath Arts Fringe
          ‘Snapshot’ Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol.

2011.’ Autumn Open’ Royal West of England Academy.
           ‘What we will do when’, The Motorcycle Showroom, Bristol.

2010. ‘Retold’, The Art Organisation, Liverpool.

2009. ‘Black & White in the Grey Area’, Wolstenholme Project, Liverpool.
          ‘Not outer Space’ Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester.

2008. ‘At Play’, Replay, 204 Gallery, Bristol.
          ‘EdgeCentrics’ Williamson Tunnels Heritage Center, Liverpool.
          ‘Art.on.The.Edge’, Glebe Farm, Norfolk.
          ‘At Play’ Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
          ‘Fine Art 08’ Nottingham Trent University