Who We Are
We are Clayton and Jessica Connolly, a musician and marine biologist-turned-doula who stumbled upon an opportunity 8 years ago to partner with a group of women who are refugees in Uganda. Upon meeting these women and learning their stories, we were crazy enough to leave our careers, jump all in and start an international fair trade business bringing their beautiful jewelry to the American market. We believe that the power of a business that honors the humanity and dreams of each individual can make the world a better place. We have three daughters; Kairah, Shiloh and River and as a little tribe our mission is to create authentic community and love all people — both our neighbors at home in Ocean Beach and our friends on the other side of the world. We hope Ember Arts can serve and inspire you. We believe in your dreams.