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Earthenware, slips and glazes

Approx. 20 cm high



About Emily Stubbs

"Through my work I explore the playful relationship between colour, form and line."


"Expanding on collaged two-dimensional works, the three-dimensional vessel is deconstructed and rebuilt, adding exaggerated overhangs and angles, literally collaging the clay slabs back together to create fragmented vessels. Each vessel focuses on a colour, with intuitive brush strokes and mark making leading the eye around each piece."


"Textures, patterns and shapes taken from wallpapers and clothing evoke feelings of nostalgia, whilst bold colour, strong line and intuitive mark-making, tells snippets of a story."


“Straight lines go too quickly to appreciate the pleasures of the journey. They rush straight to their target and then die in the very moment of their triumph without having thought, loved, suffered or enjoyed themselves. Broken lines do not know what they want. With their caprices they cut time up, abuse routes, slash the joyous flowers and split the peaceful fruits with their corners. It is another story with curved lines. The song of the curved line is called happiness.” ― Rene Crevel


Emily Stubbs is a contemporary British ceramicist based in York, North Yorkshire.


Graduating with a BA(Hons) in Ceramics from University of Wales, Cardiff (UWIC) in 2007, Emily went on to co-found PICA Studios; an artist led studio collective of 23 artists, makers, writers and thinkers set within an 18th century printworks in the centre of historic York. Emily exhibits her contemporary ceramics in exhibitions, events and galleries around the UK.


Influenced by ceramicists and artists such as Gordon Baldwin, Betty Woodman and Patrick Heron, Emily’s work has always been concerned with exploring the relationship between colour, form and texture.

Fragmented Vessel in Peach | H. 20 cm | By Emily Stubbs