Emma Fenelon’s towers set the scene for a journey through a patchwork of clay surfaces and internal spaces. Some routes to the top are clear and some hidden, but there is always a way.
Her childhood spent deep in myth and history, moving from Essex village to snowy cold Warsaw, that she felt was Narnia, to the ruins of Rome as playground and a crumbling Scottish castle, left her with ambitions to be a great explorer; curious about the traces people leave behind. Her background in housing and psychotherapy adds layers to her explorations in clay, as she works from her studio under the railway lines to Peckham.
Graduating with a first class degree in ceramics from Camberwell, her work is in private and public collections.
Sue Jones was born in Shropshire into a farming family and growing up with horses.
As a child we would visit beautiful places like the Stiperstones which influenced my love of stunning natural structures in the landscape.
“I had always been drawn to sculpture and would have to touch the artwork to connect and experience the textures and shapes. When I sculpt I draw my inspiration from all the natural shapes that I see on my walks that nature has designed already. From the patterns on the beach that are left by the sea, plant seed heads, ripples of water, textures of tree bark, shapes of leaves, it all feeds into my creative emotions.
I love my work to be touched and enjoy watching people read the shapes and textures by handling them, as I did when creating them.
Each piece is a very personal expression, and its a real buzz when someone buys my artwork to hopefully bring endless enjoyment.”