Emma Calder

Emma Calder

Emma Calder was born in London. She studied Graphic design at The Royal College of Art. Whilst at the RCA she began making animated films, including the cult 80’s classic Madame Potato. After college she set up a studio producing Graphic design, illustration for magazines and work for pop videos and commercials. She co-founded Pearly Oyster Productions making many successful and award winning animated films and commercials, including The Queen’s Monastery (BBC).  She also collaborated with the author Carolyn Hink on four books for children which she will design and illustrate. The first book Miss Louise Goes to Paris was published by Quercus Books. Her next book Moody Sticker Book was published by Thames and Hudson and Paper Angels was published in October 2010 by Bloomsbury. She lives in Brixton with her partner and two children.

Emma Calder @pearlyoysters

Another chance to see Secrets of British animation and me in my shed. #animation #shed

If you can, do please help save Brixton Wholefoods https://gofund.me/9cbba462

Brixton Wholefoods smashes through its £20,000 crowdfunder target in under three days https://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2021/10/brixton-wholefoods-smashes-through-its-20000-crowdfunder-target-in-under-three-days/

@pearlyoysters @Victorianplumb @WhichUK @wrobinson101 VP’s Customer service is awful isn’t it. I’ve been let down by them today too!! Nobody trying to resolve, nobody willing to speak to help. They are awful.

Brixton Rec Users Group issues critical statement on redevelopment of the Rec Quarter in central Brixton https://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2021/03/brixton-rec-users-group-issues-critical-statement-on-redevelopment-of-the-rec-quarter-in-central-brixton/

Excellent news #fightthetower https://twitter.com/BrixtonSociety/status/1366457071466643465

Please Save Maison Bertaux I have been going since the early 1960’s and is my favourite cafe in the world. https://www.gofundme.com/f/maison-bertaux-our-survival?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

International House is now under Threat. @brixtonbuzz @BrixtonBlog @brixtonrecusersgroup

Just three days left to donate to the Bonnington Cafe crowdfunder https://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2021/01/just-three-days-left-to-donate-to-the-bonnington-cafe-crowdfunder/

Cressingham Gardens: SAVE Britain’s Heritage and 20th Century Society add their support https://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2021/01/cressingham-gardens-save-britains-heritage-and-20th-century-society-add-their-support/

Help Keahnne move into her new home https://www.gofundme.com/f/keahnnenewhome?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Lambeth dig another deep hole in their reputation. @lambeth_council

Short Form Animation is finally being taken seriously again. Thank you @BFI for funding our short and 14 other UK animators. @Directors_UK @ANIMATIONWorld @AnimateProjects @BBCWomansHour @AnimatedWomenUK

Hurry stop the monster now.

Back to street walking

Hondo Tower threatens Lambeth’s transport policy commitments for a Brixton Overground connection https://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2020/10/hondo-tower-threatens-lambeths-transport-policy-commitments-for-a-brixton-overground-connection/

Brixton’s Hondo Enormo-Tower: where a structural column becomes ‘an interactive fireplace’ and an ‘art piece’ https://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2020/10/brixtons-hondo-enormo-tower-where-a-structural-column-becomes-an-interactive-fireplace-and-an-art-piece/

Stop Hondo Enterprises building a 20-storey tower in the central Brixton heritage area.

Our goal is to reach 500 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:


Hey if you haven't heard Oli Cripps new track head. https://open.spotify.com/album/7EQ9ZifUapUFlG19NnPdKQ?si=LBawEhMsQzWrGrp_jxmXkw