Living in the English countryside, Emma Jagare's work is inspired by her love of grand countryhouses and historical ceramic traditions. An inherent Scandinavian design aesthetic is also part of her ceramics having grown up in Sweden. Emma is currently exploring the tradition of the decorative vase for grand floral display:
"I've always worked in porcelain making sculptural organic objects with tactile surfaces. In this new work I combine throwing with hand-built elements, making purely functional pieces - something I don't do very often. You can never compete with nature but I wanted to make a vase that is as beautiful with or without a flower. Something you leave out when the flowers have gone over."
Emma's work has a joyful sense of creativity and an almost disconcerting abundancy, her recent porcelain pieces decorated with delicate petals and flowerheads clustered around pared back, clean-lined vessels. The look is organic yet uncluttered, celebrating the strange beauty of plants. In recent pieces there is also a focus on corals in various guises, taking the form of vases and platters.
Emma is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in Ceramic and Glass following undergraduate studies in Bath.