I met Emilie at my first East Side Flea market in March 2020. Her ceramics embodied women with empowerment and earthy expression, so naturally I was drawn to her immediately. Emilie is originally from France, and has been doing ceramics professionally for just over a year in her beautiful studio in East Van. We sat down and asked some questions to get to know her better... Here is what she had to say.
Describe your style in one word
What inspires you?
"The authenticity and natural form of bodies and wilderness"
How would you describe the art scene in Vancouver?
"Vancouver has a good underground artist scene and community that works with the rhythm of cinema industry. I am lucky to live in one of East Vancouver artists work buildings that is part of the culture crawl with 500 other artists"
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
"If it doesn't open, its not your door"
What steps do you take to live a more sustainable lifestyle
"I buy mostly second hand or create what I need. I make conscious food choices and I use locally sourced recycled materials for my art creations"