About the Owner
Born and raised in Northern Ontario Karrie Emms has deep roots and northern blood that courses through her veins. Spending the majority of her life in picturesque Ontario towns she had ample opportunity to study the colors, silhouettes and sights which have inspired many an artists.
Taking these inspirations Ms. Emms has used art as a form of self-expression while marrying traditional techniques with modern culture, sayings, faith based life and current events to transcend the communication and cultural barriers often present in our world.
As a single mother who homeschooled two amazing children (now adults) Ms. Emms was often inspired by the questions and interests of her children to learn new art forms. For example a simple question of, 'how did knights make their armour,' turned into a lucrative family business making chainmaille jewellery. As the children grew into adults their own artistic endeavours became apparent with her son specializing in drawing, glassblowing and blacksmithing while her daughter became a provincial level gymnast with a keen interest and talent for photography.
Ms. Emms has a strong background in event planning, fundraising and journalism making her the ideal person to plan your next event, fundraiser or workshop in a personal or business environment.