Emilie Taylor

"When once Thomas Toft's slip trailed images celebrated kings and the gentry, Emilie Taylo frames graphic images of life on the fringes of society, drawing from the urban landscape [of the North] and its inhabitants" (Penny Withers, Ceramic Review, May/ June 2013).

"In Emilie's monolithic forms stylized, decorative motifs are used alongside idealistic depictions of modernist urban architecture and the rituals and realities of contemporary urban life. Rich, lustred surfaces overlay a gritty reality in which tracksuited figures are depicted with some of the glories of classical poses and religious icons" (Sara Roberts, Ceramics Illustrated, 2013).

Studio Ceramics

"When once Thomas Toft's slip trailed images celebrated kings and the gentry, Emilie Taylo frames graphic images of life on the fringes of society, drawing from the urban landscape [of the North] and … read more

Beyond the studio Emilie is passionate about representing people’s ideas and experiences of the places they inhabit authentically. Working with the voice that already exists within specific communities it is hoped that creativity fosters empowerment and cohesion resulting in work that develops communication skills, challenges participants and the wider community and is work people are proud to have made- a truly creative experience.

Emilie is an Art Psychotherapist and has 10 years specialist experience working with people who use drugs and alcohol and homeless people. Emilie has spoken about her work at national recovery conferences and the International Conference of Therapeutic Communities in 2011.

Emilie has taught school groups, further education college students and, as a visiting lecturer, has worked with Sheffield Hallam University and University of Sheffield Socially Engaged Practice

Beyond the studio Emilie is passionate about representing people’s ideas and experiences of the places they inhabit authentically. Working with the voice that already exists within specific communitie… read more