Emilie Taylor

Small Boulder III

2018

This small ceramic work was created on occasion of Emilie Taylor's, the Sheffield-based artist, solo exhibition Beating the Bounds at Bosse & Baum in 2018 exploring motherhood and the shape-shifting female body. The female figures carved into the clay, suspended and contorted in their free-falling state call forth, or call out, a subject in crisis. The maternal subject is a contested site for artist-women to explore. Here the maternal is storied through the experience of the artist-mother, as she moves from contorted images of m(o)therness towards togetherness and difference, as she reclaims the city as well as herself.”

slip decorated stoneware with bespoke 9ct gold transfers

24 x 20 x 12cm

About artist

Emilie Taylor (b. 1980, UK) is a ceramic artist working from her studio in Sheffield. Her large scale ceramics use heritage craft processes, particularly traditional slipware, to interpret and represent post-industrial landscapes. Taylor is interested in the pot as container and metaphor for how we seek to contain different communities within society, and the narratives they depict portray stories of ‘people who exist in gaps’, in the liminal spaces, existing on the periphery of society. Beyond the studio she works with the communities represented in her work, and through interdisciplinary projects hopes to apply the alchemical quality of ceramics in a socially engaged context. Taylor emphasises the relationship between art, culture and social change, as we are reminded of the domestic function of these objects and how slipware is traditionally a commemorative art form.

£900.00

This small ceramic work was created on occasion of Emilie Taylor’s solo exhibition Beating the Bounds at Bosse & Baum in 2018.

Bosse & Baum