Rock, Paper, Kiln: an exhibition by Emmely Elgersma

Rock, Paper, Kiln: an exhibition by Emmely Elgersma

Emmely Elgersma's studio resembles a surreal kitchen, brimming with buckets of PVA glue and stacks of newspapers. Within this whimsical space, she brings to life wonky sculptures and wobbly objects—a joyous collision of colour, football, interiors and sculpture.

Creating clay from kitchen products and papier-mâché out of household chemicals, Elgersma's work is rooted in her formal training as a ceramicist, just with a couple of jokes thrown in.

Her work not only exudes humour but also prompts reflection on the significance of everyday objects, whether she's fashioning an opulent lamp from an old tennis ball tube or fashioning a towering 14ft shark from discarded packaging for a Scottish brewery.


4th - 7th APRIL
Private View: 4th April, 6-8pm
General Admission, Weekdays: 10am - 6pm
General Admission, Weekend: 11am - 4:30pm


About Sarabande Foundation

Sarabande was set up by the late designer, Lee Alexander McQueen, who left the majority of his estate to support creative and visionary talent. In addition to providing scholarships and studio space for artists, Sarabande produces a number of events, from the practical to the inspirational.

Sarabande operates from a listed Stable Block conversion in Haggerston, where 15 studios form a creative community with designers and artists from multiple disciplines. Immersed in the hub of East London’s rich creative spirit, Sarabande exudes all that encompasses the creative sphere. The building is home to a plethora of artisans reflecting the multifarious span of Lee’s talent and the variety of craftspeople he worked with his own collections. Amongst others, our tactile artists include sculptors, fashion designers, jewellers, textile designers, painters, performance artists, silversmiths, costume designers, ceramicists, and dancers. Alongside these, Sarabande also houses filmmakers, animators, photographers, digital designers, and visual artists.

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