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).

Solo show of new, large scale work and drawings at Bosse & Baum, London 2018. Combining classical and contemporary narratives: forms inspired by ancient Kudduru, engraved stone-blocks used by the Kassites of Ancient Messopotamia to mark land grants or boundaries, and the limitations that new mothers and older women face in the contemporary public space. BEATING THE BOUNDS

Solo show of new, large scale work and drawings at Bosse & Baum, London 2018. Combining classical and contemporary narratives: forms inspired by ancient Kudduru, engraved stone-blocks used by the Kassites of Ancient Messopotamia to mark land grants or boundaries, and the limitations that new mothers and older women face in the contemporary public space.

Solo Show of new work touring 2017-2018, with text by Frances Byrnes and Claudia Clare. (Catalogue available from Gallery Oldham). Made after the uncovering of the grooming of young women in Rotherham and Rochdale, the pots use the ancient myth of Demeter and Persephone, and the form of traditional English Slipware to depict a contemporary narrative set in the Edgelands of English towns. EDGELANDS

Solo Show of new work touring 2017-2018, with text by Frances Byrnes and Claudia Clare. (Catalogue available from Gallery Oldham). Made after the uncovering of the grooming of young women in Rotherham and Rochdale, the pots use the ancient myth of Demeter and Persephone, and the form of traditional English Slipware to depict a contemporary narrative set in the Edgelands of English towns.

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’.