Emma Fenelon

For Peckham Festival, Emma Fenelon is showing clay sculptures exploring the themes of safety and home. She recycles local clays and minerals in her ceramic work, from Peckham Clay to human ashes.

Emma Fenelon’s nomadic childhood, seeped in espionage, secrets and exploration left her fascinated by the palimpsest of traces we leave behind and what we are in turn, marked by, how our epigenetic heritage links us inextricably backwards to lives possibly unknown but acting upon us.

Emma Fenelon graduated with a 1st class honours degree in ceramics from Camberwell College of Art, shortly after becoming a grandmother for the first time, and after finally escaping from a violent relationship.