about rumphius

Emily Piper

Emily Piper lives in Westford, Massachusetts on a 250 year-old farm with her husband, Eric, her daughter, Cora, their dog, three cats, three ponies, two buns and a flock of hens (and a silly rooster).   In her backyard is her dream art studio, the Rumphius Recycled Schoolhouse.   Before moving to the New England countryside, Emily lived in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and in Chicago, Illinois after graduating from Allegheny College with a BA in Theater.  In her professional career, she has taught a myriad of classes and workshops for children and adults including Junkbox Puppetry, Animal Masks, Go Green!, Mural Art, Creative Dramatics and more.  She is excited to bring her unique brand of grassroots creative education to Westford families.


Emily has never been content to follow only one dream.  Besides being an educator, Emily is also a recycled artist.  Her motto is, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Redecorate!”  She paints on old chairs, doors and many other unique objects.  Her work can be seen everywhere from garden sheds to posh city apartments.  She continues to practice painting on all sorts of surfaces and many different subjects from dinosaurs to French fashion.


Finally, Emily is a performer.  Emily loves to sing, sing, sing!  She sings in class, to the animals on the farm and to her daughter, Cora!  She produces concerts locally and has begun a cabaret group for kids.


Stop in at the Rumphius Recycled Schoolhouse at 5 Gould Road on beautiful Meadowbrook Farm in Westford to meet Emily and to dive into creativity!

To contact Emily, please call 978.995.7002 or email rumphius@creativityunhinged.com.  Meadowbrook Farm and the Rumphius Recycled Schoolhouse are located at 5 Gould Road in Westford, MA.

our mission…

Henry David Thoreau could not have said it better than in his quote, “The World is but a canvas to the imagination.” At Rumphius, we provide the canvas in a communal, eco-conscious and grassroots setting, and you provide the imagination!