Hummingbirds by Emma Rodgers


Ceramic hummingbirds by sculptor Emma Rodgers, designed to be hung on a wall with a hook attached to the back.

Dimensions vary depending on posture. The maximum length of each bird is approx. 17 cm and maximum height is approx. 11 cm.

Emma Rodgers is an internationally successful sculptor whose work explores the dynamic relationship between form and movement.

"Confrontation, energy, curiosity, essence of a moment and interaction are the main elements that initially draw me to a new subject and are indicative of the very nature of the animals I have depicted.

When approaching a new body of work I produce a large amount of visual research. Sketching is particularly important as it provides me with a greater understanding of the form. I aim to interpret these drawn qualities into clay and remove the work from pure representation. A jagged line in ink is re-interpreted as a torn clay edge; an arc of soft pencil becomes a soft fold. The energy of the animal and the tautness of the pose are conveyed by a distortion in the medium." - Emma Rodgers