Emma Piirtoniemi

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Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, Emma is an emerging jewellery artist. In 2016, she completed her BFA Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing and Minor in Art History at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University).  She was a finalist in the 2016 L.A. Pai National Jewellery Student Competition in Ottawa, Ontario and exhibited at SOFA Chicago 2016 with Studio 21 Fine Art. Emma has recently completed a nine month residency at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been accepted to the Harbourfront Centre residency in Toronto, Ontario.

Emma works in acrylic, glass and metal.  Her work is about intimacy, allure, and private worlds with a focus on creating wearable contemplative objects. Her practice includes such techniques as acrylic carving and glass lamp-working.

Winter Group Exhibition

Dec 15 2017 - Feb 9 2018

Summer Exhibition: Art & Form

Jul 8 2017 - Sep 12 2017
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11 Emerging Contemporary Artists from Nova Scotia to Know

Published Oct 16 2017 by Kate Horodyski

Nova Scotia has a rich art scene and is brimming with talented new artists. We spoke with some of the emerging contemporary artists in the province and asked them to share a bit about what inspires them and makes their work unique. Ian Funke-McKay Working in Halifax, Ian Funke-McKay graduated from NSCAD University (BFA ’14). With a…

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