Emma Jean Kemp sculpture explores human experience
from how we feel to how we move, to how we deal with everyday life. Emma has always shown an interest in art and the process of making, which led her to live and study in Florence in 2004. Emma proceeded to Nottingham Trent University for a Fine-Art degree, during which she learnt a different approach to her practice, exploring interactive and community arts.
She continued in this line or work after graduating yet soon began to miss the craft and tactile nature of clay and with this in mind, moved to Bristol in 2010 to focus on figurative sculpture. Since then Emma hasn’t looked back as galleries and buyers increasingly take interest in her work. To support this progress, Emma took the opportunity to study figurative sculpture at Heatherly’s School of Fine Art in London, in 2014.
Esperanza has a new home at Bristol Botanic Gardens. This cast marble sculpture was made back in 2003