In 1988, after graduating with a degree in English, Emily started working for production jewelers, Lewis and Hubener, where she stayed for two years. Understanding that she wanted a earn my living with her hands and with her eye she moved to the Bay Area, took a few workshops and began making her own jewelry in 1991.
For two years, in Oakland, she ran her own business out of a Murphy bed closet. Since then she has lived, again, in New Paltz, NY, and has settled in Western Massachusetts. With a view of birch trees and a river they swim in during the summer, her studio is in a converted factory building filled with other artists. "I feel continually inspired to develop new designs and play with new materials and techniques" she says.
"I am privileged and thankful to be part of the immensely supportive and loving community of craftspeople and crafts buyers. Making my work makes me very happy; I hope owning it brings a measure of joy as well."