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About Unique Soapstone Experiences

The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear.
~ Prasad Mahes

Michael Emery

Resilience, Connection and Balance

Michael Emery, Creative Lead & Wellness Facilitator

Michael Emery is not just a name, but a brand synonymous with creativity and transformation. As a small business entrepreneur and co-owner of Unique Soapstone Experiences, Michael wears many hats, with his primary role being the lead programming facilitator. His educational background is as diverse as his skills, holding diplomas in Recreation and Leisure Services and Addiction Counselling. Michael’s certifications as a Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview Specialist, combined with his deep understanding of MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory, illuminate the path not only to career success but also to personal artistic revelation, guiding individuals to uncover their true vocational calling and creative essence.

An accomplished professional speaker, Michael has captivated audiences ranging from intimate gatherings to over 500 attendees, sharing insights and inspiring change.

His prowess as a professional sculptor is matched by his experience in teaching mindfulness and meditation, emphasizing their integration within the artistic process. A neurodivergent master storyteller, Michael connects the dots of his life, business, and career to the broader canvas of art, creativity, and self-discovery.

When not shaping minds and soapstone, Michael is an outdoor enthusiast, scaling mountains, paddling through serene waters, and embracing the call of the wild. His indoor escapades include the intricate arts of finger weaving, braiding, chainmaille, and wirebend jewelry creation. An avid amateur geologist with a voracious appetite for knowledge, he delves into psychology, neuropsychology, and the realms of meditation, mindfulness, and personal development.

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Simple Yet Profound: We champion simplicity in our craft. Our handpicked soapstone designs ensure a seamless art-making experience, focusing on the pure delight of creation and the fulfillment of bringing your vision to life.

Your Artistic Journey Begins Here: Discover a new passion, bond with loved ones, or delve into your artistic persona through our workshops—the ideal launchpad for your creative exploits.

Book Your Spot Today! With limited availability, seize the opportunity to craft something extraordinary. Reach out to secure your slot and commence your sculpting odyssey. At Unique Soapstone Experiences, we invite you to ‘Leave Your Can’t at the Door’ and step into a world of possibility.


The History of Soapstone

Soapstone's use dates back to antiquity

Early Egyptians carved it into scarabs and seals. In China and India it was used for ornaments, implements and domestic utensils. The people of Scandinavia began using soapstone during the Stone Age.  That discovery helped them enter the Bronze Age when they discovered that it could be easily carved into molds for casting metal objects such as knife blades and spearheads. They were among the first to discover the ability of soapstone to absorb heat and radiate it slowly. That discovery inspired them to make soapstone cooking pots, bowls, cooking slabs, and hearth liners.

Native Americans on the West coast travelled in canoes from the mainland to San Clemente Island (60 miles offshore!) to obtain soapstone for cooking bowls and effigy carving as early as 8000 years ago. Native Americans in Easter North America used the soft rock to makes bowls, cooking slabs, smoking pipes, and ornaments as early as the Late Archaic Period (3000 to 5000 years ago). The Inuit of the Canadian North used soapstone to produce toys for their children and as in other areas cooking pots and slabs, bowls and candles used to light and heat igloos. 

Throughout the world, in locations where soapstone is exposed at the surface, it was one of the first rocks to be quarried. Soapstone’s special properties continue to make it the “material of choice” for a wide variety of uses. 

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We look forward to discussing how our programs can unlock your creativity and enhance your wellness journey. Get in touch with us today.