Deg Tråg (Dough Trough) is a series of new forms inspired by the New Brunswick Museum’s collection of wooden hand-hewed dough troughs from the 18th and 19th centuries. Drawn to the conceptual weight and symmetry of these vessels, Emenau has explored various clay bodies and surface treatments to exaggerate and manipulate these forms while maintaining their original symmetric beauty. Trough has resulted in the transformation of traditional functional wares to contemporary pieces to adorn space.
Stop by TUCK Studio on October 24th from 2pm-4pm for an opening reception!
Darren Emenau lives along the rural shores of the Saint John River in New Brunswick, and he specializes in using local materials, such as locally dug clays, and potash, silica, shale, and granite for his glazes.
Emenau has received consistent recognition for his art practice and professional achievements over the past 16 years, including multiple Creation and Regional Grants. His work has been presented across Canada and is included in public and private collections worldwide with numerous publications and exhibitions.
To learn more about Darren and his work, please visit his website here.