Emma Jayne Robertson

Emma Jayne Robertson - Ceramic and Applied Artist


Pattern and texture within the natural world is very influential in the concept of local artist Emma Jayne Robertson’s work.


Emma has recently returned to her Suffolk home near Debenham after completing a Masters Degree in Contemporary Applied Arts at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle.


Specialising in Ceramics, Emma works with both Stoneware and Porcelain clays, creating large sculptural and architectural ceramics, as well as translucent lighting designs. She often uses textiles materials and methods to inform her ceramic work and the textural surfaces of the clay, working from collections of images and her own photographs.


Her latest work explores ‘The Contemporary Fossil’ through a series of hand-built, sculptural columns made from a variety of Stoneware clays. Some of them measure up to 1 metre in height with a diameter of 35cm. The tactile surfaces of the pieces create a time-line using a series of layers/strata resembling geological core samples. Much of the visual research has come from the Suffolk Coastline, including Dunwich and Southwold. The concept has developed over two years and connects closely with present concerns for the environment in modern society, looking at possible ‘fossils of the future’.


She is currently setting up a studio in which to continue her work, and hopes to start making contacts with prospective galleries and retail outlets for her ceramics. You may have already spotted some of her designs for sale at ‘Henry Abbott Houseware’, situated on Debenham’s picturesque High Street, including her ‘Posted Porcelain’ range of cards and stationery.


Emma plans to continue with her ceramics at her Suffolk home and offer workshops for all ages and abilities. Commissions for ceramic works and bespoke wedding/special occasion stationery are very welcome.