Emma Lacey is driven by a love of subtle and sensual forms and a passion for design and making. She enjoys the tactility of clay both during the making process and after firing which comes across in her work.
People are often drawn in by the shape and colour of the Everyday pieces, then continue to explore and discover them the longer they hold them for. The contrast between a matt and glossy glaze might encourage you to explore the surface, or the form might make you hold a cup in a particular way. Similarly, the dent in the range allows the person holding it to get a sense of the softness of the clay just after the shape is thrown on the wheel. Emma loves the thought that the material properties of an object can connect the designer or maker’s experience to that of the person using it.
Emma works from her studio in North London but also designs and models some work to be produced in small factories in Stoke on Trent. Whether made by herself or other skilled crafts people in England, the design ethos is the same: attention to detail, tactility and craftsmanship.
Clients include The Conran Shop, Hakkasan, Yauatcha and the new Ling Ling restaurants, Sketch, The Store x Soho House Berlin, Bensimon Home, The Design Museum shop, Maud and Mabel, The Harley Gallery and Sally Bourne Interiors.