SW GRAD SHOW - Exeter Phoenix, Devon, November - December 2018
RECENT GRADUATES SHOW - Beside the Wave, Falmouth, June 2018
FALMOUTH DEGREE SHOW - Woodlane, Falmouth University, May 2018
STIWDIO MAELOR COLLECTION - Corris, February 2018 - Present
TIPPING POINTS & CHAOS - Tremough, Penryn, May - October 2017
SECOND YEAR SHOW - The Poly, Falmouth, March 2017
NAUTICAL - The Fish Factory, Falmouth, May 2016
CORNWALL ART FAIR - St. Ives Guildhall, April 2016
Shortlisted - ROYAL BATH & WEST ART SCHOLARSHIP 2019/2020
CAST CULTIVATOR STUDIO AWARD 2018/2019
Shortlisted - ARTIST OF THE YEAR, Destig Magazine, June 2018
ACS / FALMOUTH MATERIALS AWARD, 2016/2017
Emily Olivia Tapp (b. 1997, Bedfordshire) currently lives and works from Cornwall, UK. Tapp is an unorthodox cartographer, her maps manifesting form in clay.
Tapp originally trained as a painter at the Falmouth School of Art. Since graduating in July 2018, drawn to making work with function, Tapp has focused on developing her ceramics practice as artist in residence at CAST, Cornwall. In February 2019, Emily embarked on an apprenticeship with Falmouth based potter Michel Francois.
Tapp’s practice encompasses ceramics and painting, referring to the vessels she throws on the wheel from Cornish clay as her blank canvases. These canvases are coloured with Cornish stone, pigments and minerals in the form of slips and glazes, often applied in a painterly fashion with a brush, referencing her Fine Art background.
Across all disciplines, her work investigates the art of natural colour and the processing of raw materials by hand. The works are not at all pictorially recognisable as landscapes but are, very literally, ‘of land’.
Collections of work are thought of as maps, reflecting on time and environment, conveying a unique sense of place. The maps are indeterminate of their geographic location but nonetheless, an insistent sort of fact.
Currently artist in residence at CAST, Cornwall and studio apprentice for Falmouth based artist and potter Michel François
CAST - Helston, Cornwall, September 2018 - August 2019
GRAYS WHARF - Penryn, Cornwall, July 2018
STIWDIO MAELOR - Corris, Wales, November 2017
Studio apprentice to Michel François — February 2019 - Present
BA (HONS) Fine Art, Falmouth School of Art — 2015 - 2018