Emma Davies is a Melbourne based artist with an established reputation for innovative and creative installations for both the and private commercial sector. Davies’ work can be seen throughout Australia and overseas in commercial outlets, as part of large scale collaborations and complex commissions in high profile properties.
My process of discovery and invention is largely experimental. I satisfy my curiosity by working with contemporary materials and using unconventional methods to challenge the possibilities of each creation.
My reward is in removing materials from common functionality such as packaging and being able to transform what is intrinsically ugly into something beautiful.
Emma Davies guides us through this virtual age; her objects re-awaken the ghosts of stoneware and glass. Craftsmanship was once proven in the capacity of vessels to hold their contents. By contrast, the appeal of Davies objects is their openness. They have an almost platonic simplicity, as though representing metaphysical shapes
Kevin Murray 2009