About

Pearly Oyster offers a full production service from creative development to final product. It could be a film, book or a graphic design job. The studio has a 2d animation studio, with sound facilities, digital rostrum camera and a model animation set-up.

Emma Calder’s Biography

Emma's Model Bath

Emma Calder in her old studio at 1 Sly Street, London E1. Photo Richard Keith Wolff.

Collage, wire models, computer-generated imagery, watercolours, spontaneous paintings created directly under the camera, Emma Calder is comfortable working in any medium you care to mention and a few more besides. If a piece of work demands a unique and original look, she will invent it. She has worked as a Animation Director, Artist and Graphic Designer. Most recently she has written, designed and illustrated books, for both adults and children. more…

History

The good old days

Ged Haney and Emma Calder outside their old studio at 1 Sly Street, London E1. 1991. Photo Richard Keith Wolff.

Emma Calder and Ged Haney met in 1977 whilst studying Graphic Design at the London College of Printing. After they graduated Emma went to the Royal College of Art to do an MA in Graphic Design and Ged pursued his career as freelance illustrator and composer/musician. Their first collaboration was in 1982 when Ged composed the music for Emma’s film Madame Potatoe. more…