E M M A L A C E Y
'Every object I create is driven by a love of subtle and sensual forms and a passion for design and making. I enjoy the tactility of clay both during the making process and after firing and am excited by the possibilities and restraints which clay offers.
'People are initially drawn in by the shape and colour of my pieces then continue to explore and discover details the longer they hold them for. The contrast between a matt and glossy glaze might encourage you to explore the surface, or the form might make you hold a cup in a particular way. The dent in the Everyday range allows the person holding it to get a sense of the softness of the clay just after the shape is thrown on the wheel. I love the thought that the material properties of an object can connect the designer or maker’s experience to that of the person using it.'
Emma Lacey works mainly from her studio in North London but also designs and models some work to be produced in small factories in Stoke on Trent. Whether made by Emma or other skilled crafts people in England, the design ethos is the same, attention to detail, tactility and craftsmanship.