Em Collier is a third generation woodworker from Maine now based in Portland, Oregon. Her father, an antique furniture restorer, brought Em up in the shop from a young age just as his father did for him and his four brothers. Combining her visual arts degree with a woodworking background naturally led her to custom picture framing.
Working collaboratively and closely with each artist and client, Em strives to make frames that not only enhance and preserve the artwork, but become a part of the art itself. The warmth and organic beauty of wood in Em's handmade frames impart a tangible richness to the artwork and environment it surrounds. She mills four species of locally sourced, sustainably harvested Northwest hardwoods (madrone, tanoak, maple, and walnut) in to three unique, modern and simple profile designs. Each frame is hand brushed with a clear oil finish. All framing materials used are archival, acid free, and UV protecting to ensure the longevity of the artwork.
Her shop is located in the Yale Union building at 800 SE 10th Avenue.