Emma Davies has been working with polypropylene for many years, molding, cutting, heating and weaving objects that resemble common domestic ware, and yet are sculptural and non-functional in their intent. In this way Davies is able to subvert and challenge our perceptions of what constitutes a vessel, experimenting with form and materiality. While her works are grounded in traditional craft making practices, they are entirely contemporary in their outlook.
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.