Emma’s sculpture appeals to the senses; her work explores human experience: from how we feel to how we move, to how we deal with everyday life and the choices we make.

Studies at Heatherley’s art school

Since September 2014 I have been travelling to London every week to study sculpture at . The course has been fantastic giving me opportunity to study even more the figure from life with fantastic models and helpful tutors.  I have also been learning new skills in metal working and mould-making as well as being given support to develop larger sculptures and bigger ideas.

My project in Spring term involved 90hours observing and sculpting a standing pose, using a life model.  This gave me time to absorb loads of information about the subtleties of the muscles and form of figure.   Now I am developing my own style, exploring of movement based on my love for Capoeira and dance.  I have been bending and twisting steel rods to create dynamic lines which suggest the movement of a figure.  I am really excited by this work, though it is a lot of hard work so have  also begun exploring coloured acrylic sheets to form more solid shapes.  I will be exhibiting these pieces at the end of year show on 14th -20th July at Heatherleys Art School, Chelsea, London.

The featured image at start of this page, shows the piece when it was then cast into Jesmonite.  Some of the process shown below.