Emily is a ceramic artist and designer based in Toronto. She is interested in making work along the continuum of sculpture, and design.
The span of her work converges on themes of structure, space and materiality. Influences can be seen of architecture, and the absurd. Emily's ongoing series Is Space, explores questions of the fabric of the universe; the notion of ‘what is space?’ and related concepts such as dimension, force, and transit. Rooted in an abstract visual language and artificial colours, the series presents abstruse hypothetical scenes. Forms, structures, and architectural referents are arranged into curious compositions, implying an event, or impending motion. They take inspiration from physics and cosmology diagrams, and offer humour to contrast her glib feelings of these fatuitous times.
Propelled equally by creative pursuit and technical investigation, Emily applies innovative methods of digital fabrication along with traditional hand building techniques. Lately she has been looking into the inclusion of AI to the design process, which gives the opportunity to introduce uncertainty while defining the parameters of the concept. She is presently thinking about ways to use structure and scale to create an installation offering a sense of environment.