Emily Tapp

Emily Tapp is an artist who investigates the mining and quarrying industries of Cornwall.

She excavates colour from the local land, making pigments and ceramic glazes from waste materials to produce historically inspired hues. The minerals colour the work and hark to the richness of the lands that have shaped the history of the region.

The resulting paintings, ceramics and paper works convey a unique sense of place and reflect not only on the geological history of the area, they act as a reminder of the industries that once thrived there.