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Emily Stapleton Jefferis

MA work

This body of work draws upon the materiality of clay to explore states of flux and growth. Pieces rise from the ground, shifting, morphing and reaching; engaging the viewer with their human scale. They are a terrain of the body, of the landscape, of touch, of memory. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2018

  • Emily Stapleton Jefferis (b. 1992) is an artist living and working in London. Often inspired by nature's multiple patterns and shapes, she uses clay as a medium which allows her to engage with her entire body.

  • Degrees

  • BA Decorative Arts, Nottingham Trent University, 2014; Diploma in Foundation Art and Design, Oxford Brookes University, 2011
  • Experience

  • Education Artist, The Crafts Council, London, 2018; Education Artist, Camden Arts Centre, London, 2017–2018; Ceramic Technician, The Kiln Rooms, London, 2017; Education Artist's Assistant, Camden Arts Centre, London, 2016–2017; Education Artist, Crisis at Christmas, London, 2016; Education Artist, ReachOut RCA, London, 2016; Education Artist, In The Woods Festival, Kent, 2016; Ceramic Artist, Studio Toord Bontje, London, 2016; Pottery Assistant, Glebe House Pottery, Great Hallingbury, 2015; Pottery Assistant, Waterloo House Porcelain, Leigh-On-Sea, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Work In Progress, The Royal College of Art, London, 2018; G L A Z E, The Icing Room Gallery, London, 2017; Solution66, The Icing Room Gallery, London, 2017; RCA Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn Residency Exhibition, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2017; The Emerging and the Established, Christie’s, London, 2017; Work in Progress, The Royal College of Art, London, 2017; Rising Stars, The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, 2016; Kunsthius Gallery, Dutch House, York, 2015; The Depot Gallery, Clapton, London, 2015; Residency Exhibition, Kunstlerhaus Stadtopferrei Neumunster, Germany, 2015; New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2015; Earth and Fire, Rufford Abby, Rufford, 2015; Degree Show, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 2015
  • Awards

  • The Eduardo Paolozzi Travel Award, 2017; Future Lights Ceramics Ambassador, Ceramics and Its Dimensions, 2015; First Prize, International University Snow Sculpture Competition, Harbin, China, 2012