Cactus Sponge Coral
Emily Orta’s ecological conscience led her to explore the alarming degradation of coral reefs through her ceramic collection 'Coral Garden'. Through the intuitive act of modelling 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.