Meet the Maker – Emma Rodgers

Saturday 11 March, 2pm – 4pm

at the Bluecoat Display Centre


We are delighted to share a unique opportunity to ‘Meet the Maker’ with Merseyside-based and internationally acclaimed sculptor Emma Rodgers, accompanying her In the Window spotlight exhibition throughout March.

Emma’s display will celebrate nature and the start of Spring and will include a range of ceramic and bronze pieces including ‘Flora’ (pictured above), ‘Fauna’, peacocks and a charm of hummingbirds. Join us for an informal conversation about Emma’s practice and the inspiration for her stunning sculptures.

“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

During the event, Friends of the Bdc will receive a 10% discount on all purchases. Find out more about how to become a Friend of the Bdc and how your support helps.

A selection of Emma’s work is also available to purchase via our online shop.

Images: ‘Flora’ (Above) photographed with a Moorland Scarf by RubyKite & an exhibition view of Emma’s joint show with Halima Cassell at the Bdc in 2021, featuring a ceramic peacock (Below, photography by Pam Seale).