Artist Statement

I get inspiration from Labrador’s wild beauty: the contrast of black spruce against blue skies; the dancing northern lights; the freshness of the air. I appreciate crisp lines, like snowmobile tracks in fresh snow. 

Working with clay provides me with a familiar and therapeutic feeling. I use both hand building and wheel throwing techniques to create simple, functional pieces. 

Experimenting with surface texture, form and glazes is exciting to me. I choose design and form that are intentional and thoughtful, and each of my pieces are unique, just like snowflakes.


Emily Best is an award-winning mixed media artist specializing in ceramics. Emily has a bachelor's degree in geography and business, and is a graduate of the Haliburton School of Art & Design (Fleming College). Best is of mixed Indigenous ancestry, Inuit and Scottish descent, and takes inspiration from her natural surroundings. She has facilitated workshops in polymer clay, sewing, macramé, and pottery, and held her first community project and exhibit, Sharing the Light, in November 2023.

NunatuKavut Registered Indigenous Business

Emily Best is a proud member of the NunatuKavut Commnity Council, the representative governing body of the Southern Inuit of Labrador. Emspired is a Gold Member of the NunatuKavut Business Centre's business registry.

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