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).