Amy Lemaire is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. An explorer at heart, her work reveals an interest in currency systems, material language poetics and the production of histories.

Lemaire studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) and Pratt Institute (MFA). She has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, Salem Community College, Penland School and Crafts and UrbanGlass.

She has been awarded residencies at the Museum of Arts and Design, WheatonArts, UrbanGlass, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Tyler School of Art. 

Her essay ""Flame Grows Up"" was published in Glass Quarterly Magazine in 2018. Lemaire was a lector/presenter at the 2019 International Flameworking Conference at Salem Community College (NJ).Her work has been recently included in exhibitions at Heller Gallery (NY) and Traver Gallery (WA).


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Improvising with Texture and Form with Amy Lemaire
When: , Jun 13 - Jun 17
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Amy Lemaire

This class will focus entirely on hollow Borosilicate sculptural forms. Through a combination of technical exercises and improvised creative projects, you will practice different techniques for sealing glass components together and adding texture with the goal of creating structurally sound hollow sculptural forms. 

Focused on contextualizing flameworking within contemporary sculpture, this class is geared toward artists crossing over from other disciplines that would like to translate their ideas into glass.

Blending traditional and unconventional flameworking techniques, you will be encouraged to explore the material and expand your artistic vocabulary by adding color, and working with improvised texture tools and temporal blow molds to discover new forms and surfaces.

The class work will include a combination of demonstrations, technical exercises designed to improve hand skills, contextual presentations, and group discussion. We may also venture into plasma filled forms.

10 of 10 seats available.