Stag by Emma Rodgers


A wall-based porcelain sculpture of a stag, part of a series entitled 'Follow with Enmity' inspired by a Staffordshire stoneware hunting horn in the collections at the Walker Art Gallery.

Approx. dimensions: (L) 53 x (H) 35 cm

“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

Photography by Gina Hatter.

Please Note: This item is currently displayed in the exhibition, Emma Rodgers & Johnny Vegas, and will be dispatched after 15 June 2024.