Emily Stubbs

Based in North Yorkshire, Emily graduated with a BA(Hons) in Ceramics from University of Wales, Cardiff in 2007. She 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.

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.

Through her work, Emily explores 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, 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, while bold colour, strong line, and intuitive mark-making, tell snippets of a story.