Featured Artist - Emma Clegg
A close up of Emma Clegg's Olympic Egg for the Great Egg Race commissioned for charity.
Emma Clegg's specially commissioned Easter Egg for the Olympic Great Egg hunt sold at live auction at Sotheby's for £17000 with all proceeds going to charity.
Emma was commissioned to make an egg for 'The Great Egg Hunt' for London 2012 which was displayed alongside other designers' eggs, including some by Faberge, and then auctioned by Sotheby's having been displayed for 40 days and 40 nights.
Emma says 'My egg is anti gloom, avoiding all associations with receding economies and other financial obsessions. The indigenous wild flowers act as a reminder that material wealth gives only limited joy. Look closely and spot the four-leaf clover, which symbolises occasional good fortune, and the butterfly, the delicate pollinator intrinsic to the circle of life.'
Please see opposite a copy of the finished egg and a close up detail of some of the thousands of flowers on this beautiful piece.
The egg has now been sold at live auction for the fantastic sum of £17000 with all proceeds going to the charities Elephant Family and Action for Children.
We currently have a selection of Emma's other ceramics in the gallery - do come and have a look - they make wonderful gifts.
All of the items that you see here are made of porcelain, and have been made by throwing or hand building techniques. The wild flower range was developed for the Fortnum and Mason’s ‘Hand Made’ exhibition earlier in 2011.