Cactus Sponge Coral
For her first ceramic collection 'Coral Garden', her ecological conscience led her to exploring the alarming degradation of coral reefs. Through the intuitive act of modeling clay, Emily wishes to 'bring to life' corals and marine organisms by inventing new organic forms inspired by nature. She has invented her own glazes and combines these with multiple firings to achieve a range of unique coral-textures that represent the microorganisms that live in symbiosis.
Emily’s objects can be seen as sculptural reconstructions of the intricate beauty of marine life that is endangered due to pollution and rising sea temperatures. Either as candle holders or vases their function is to refocus our attention on the fragile condition of living.