Emma Tate

Netherlands

Emma Tate prides herself in making one-of-a-kind, ceramic equine sculptures. Each individual sculpture is hand-made with clay and inspired by her love for horses and the expression of emotion and energies. She creates both realistic and abstract sculpture and many times a combination of the two. Her recent creations have been a medley of raw materials such as metal, gold leaf and rich natural toned clay.  

Emma grew up in a small, lake side town in central New York State riding, living, sleeping and breathing horses. From day one, Emma has been affiliated in the colorful equestrian world which ignited her profession as a Dressage rider. In the early 2000’s Emma rode for the North American Junior and Young Rider Team on her once-in-a-life-time horse Figaro. Until this day, Figaro continues to inspire Emma’s artwork. Emma began sculpting in 2010 in university. Her first sculpture was a self-portrait, second a life-sized horse rearing out of the ground which is now on display at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, New York.   

Emma has exhibited her work at the Indoor Brabant Dutch Masters/Rolex Grand Slam, has been featured in numerous equine magazines including Horse and Style, New York Horse and World of Interiors Magazine. She has commissioned various sculptures internationally including two for Brooke Charity to auction at the World Equestrian Games and a three by two meter sculpture at the residence of Lyndal Oatley and Patrik Kittel.  

Emma moved to the Netherlands in 2013 where she continues her passion in the equine world by working in her atelier for ceramic sculpting.  After growing up with horses all her life, she thinks of them as guardians of her upbringing and they will continue to be her main muse. 

EXHIBITIONS

2019
JUMPING AMSTERDAM
Sculpture Exhibit Horse and Country TV NL stand
Amsterdam, Netherlands
January 24th-27th

2018
DUTCH INTERART
Multi-media Expo
Amsterdam Veilig Huis De Eland, Netherlands
November 20th-25th

WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES
The Brooke Charity Event & Booth Display
Tryon, North Carolina
September Event

THE DUTCH MASTERS
Rolex Grand Slam VIP entrance
Den Bosch, Netherlands
March Event

STONE QUARRY HILL ART PARK
Becoming One sculpture display
Cazenovia, New York
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