Savory Artistry

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Emmely Elgersma to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.


What do you call your series of artworks?

– I've chosen to call my series of artworks 'The Pantry'.

What technique have you used?

– The creation process involves a meticulous use of sculpture, paper-mache application, precise acrylic detailing, and a final protective layer of varnish.

What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?

– The series evolved from a previous group showcase where I crafted a can of Marmite, a well-known British food spread. Building on that foundation, I've expanded this collection for The Ode To, aiming to further my skills in painting intricacies and pushing the boundaries of detailed line work.

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– I studied Textile Design at Central St Martins and pursued an MA in Fine Art, merging my training in Ceramics with a passion for sculptural exploration.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

– Colourful, Bold, Pop

What we love about Emmely Elgersma:

Emmely Elgersma's artistry exudes vibrancy and boldness through her sculptural works. Her series, 'The Pantry,' demonstrates a masterful blend of skillful line work and intricate painting techniques. Her sculptures, particularly her figurative and quirky representations, encapsulate a delightful pop aesthetic, infusing everyday objects with a lively and colorful twist.