Emily Thomas

Originally from Nelson, Emily completed a BA in Sociology at the University of Auckland in 2001. She developed an interest in costume design as a vocation where her education in social theory and history could be integrated with her artistic skills. Following eight years working as a full-time costume designer and maker at the Court Theatre in Christchurch, Emily has transitioned from adorning actors to adorning walls.

Emily's work is precariously, but consciously, perched on the fine line between kitsch and curiosity-cabinet-cool. Reworking history with a wink. Dressed in their best, Emily's ceramic ducks are a twist on the macabre art of taxidermy. Trophy mounts suitable for vegetarians.