Ema Frost is a New Zealand based graphic artist, illustrator and ceramic designer.She burst onto the Auckland art scene back in 2010 and has been captivating her fans ever since. In her unique style, Ema uses bright colors to give life to beautiful images, the inspiration of which comes from Ema’s fascination and deep respect for the mystery and magic found in Maori and Japanese folklore. The often delicate and always delightful characters she creates are the perfect marriage of these mythical cultures, blended with clean lines and vibrant colors that are the hallmarks of Ema’s work. Part of the charm of her work is in the little idiosyncrasies that can be found only upon closer inspection of her images. Look carefully and you’ll see little characters peeking out from unsuspecting places and the omniscient Tiki watermark that protects all life in the world of her imagination.

Originally as a graphic artist and illustrator, Ema’s characters were brought to life in print. However, over the years they have sprung from the page and are now featured in her range of watches, coffee cups, cell phone covers and cheeky little collection of button badges. Ema’s playful use of color extends to her ceramic collection as well. Her range of Dinkies (featureless bunnies) are finished in pastel pink and mint and add a delightful touch of Frost wherever they are found. Ema’s work can be found in galleries, homes, hotels and schools all over New Zealand, Japan, India, Australia, Germany and the USA!

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