Emily Best Artist CV


2022 Fleming College, Haliburton, ON – Certificate in Ceramics

2020 Marine Institute of MUN – Post Graduate Certificate in Quality Management

2018 Memorial University of Newfoundland – Bachelor of Arts, Geography & Business

Exhibitions & Commissions

2023 Sharing the Light 

2022 Student Exhibition, Haliburton School of Art & Design, Fleming College – Ceramics

2010 Arts and Letters Exhibit at The Rooms, St. John’s, NL – Acrylic Painting 

2010 Peacock Primary School, Goose Bay, NL – Art Mural  

2009-2010 Trapline Marathon, Goose Bay, NL – Medals in Polymer Clay

2009 Provincial Women’s Conference, St. John’s, NL – Brooches in Polymer Clay

2006 Aboriginal Youth Art Gathering & Exhibit, St. John's Native Friendship Centre, St. John’s, NL – Polymer Clay Berry Design


Mamattuk Restaurant 

Workshops & Juried Shows

2024 SHEILD Labrador Friendship Centre, Goose Bay, NL – Ceramic Lanterns

2022 Women’s Friendship Circle, Goose Bay, NL – Polymer Clay Earring Workshop

2020 Business & Arts NL – Local Holiday Gift Guide (online, page 22)

2019 NunatuKavut Community Council, Goose Bay, NL – Hand Sewing Workshop

2008-2023 Labrador Traditions Christmas Craft Fair, Goose Bay, NL – Juried Show

2003-2005 College of the North Atlantic, Goose Bay, NL – Sealskin Boot Making, Hide & Beadwork, Caribou Tufting, Soapstone Carving  

Awards & Recognition 

2023 LNCC Small Business Awards – Young Entrepreneur of the Year 

2023 ArtsNL Professional Artist Grant

2021 Atlantic Business Magazine – 30 Under 30 Innovators

2010 Ulnooweg Development Corporation – Atlantic Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award (Cottage Industry)

2009 Youth Ventures Newfoundland and Labrador – Excellence in Culture & Tourism Award

2008 Youth Ventures Newfoundland and Labrador – Excellence in Technology Award

Professional Memberships

2024 to Present Business & Arts NL

2023 to Present Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador 

2023 to Present Labrador North Chamber of Commerce

2008-2010 Crafts of Character Designation


2024 Saltwire - From Saturday to Sunday

2023 CBC Labrador Morning - A Labrador pottery teacher hopes to share the light with an exhibit of community-made lanterns

2023 CBC Newfoundland and Labrador - Happy Valley-Goose Bay woman launches community lantern program to share some light

2023 CBC Labrador Morning - Sharing the Light (July 12, minute 17:37-29:00)

2021 CBC Labrador Morning – Atlantic Canada’s 30 Under 30 Innovator

2021 Atlantic Business Magazine – Atlantic Canada’s 30 Under 30 Innovators

2010 Cision – Ulnooweg Development Group Inc. Celebrates the 5th Atlantic Aboriginal Entrepreneur Awards Winners

2009 Downhome Magazine (print and digital editions)