Emilie Taylor

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 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).

New work has focused on young residents of the Manor and Castle estate in Sheffield. Illuminated manuscript and plaster friezes have informed the aesthetic of the drawings that are sgraffittoed onto the pots surface, and the young locals become saints or ‘bus stop Madonna’s’. MANOR AND CASTLE

New work has focused on young residents of the Manor and Castle estate in Sheffield. Illuminated manuscript and plaster friezes have informed the aesthetic of the drawings that are sgraffittoed onto the pots surface, and the young locals become saints or ‘bus stop Madonna’s’.

Work made in response to young people's use of the green space left behind after the mass clearance of houses on local Council estates. The spaces become arena's for the young people to play and explore ideas of adulthood. PRETTY GREEN

Work made in response to young people's use of the green space left behind after the mass clearance of houses on local Council estates. The spaces become arena's for the young people to play and explore ideas of adulthood.