Hello Lightning Tamers! This is episode number 45. In today's podcast, I'll be joined by Amy Lemaire. The reason why I want to talk to Amy has been many fold. I see my journey in hers, the multiple disciples and curiosities, to her involvement with pioneering plasma at Urban Glass, and her current development of plasma education at the Salem Community College Glass Program where she is surrounded by skilled and educated students and faculty, in which she dives into plasma illumination from an emphasis on research within the Arts.
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 UrbanGlass (NY), Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Penland School of Crafts (NC) and Salem Community College (NJ). As a visiting artist and instructor, Lemaire has worked with students at Pratt Institute, NYU, Tyler School of Art, Alfred University, and University of Montana. Recent residencies include Tyler School of Art, UrbanGlass, Museum of Art and Design, WheatonArts, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Her essay "Flame Grows Up" was published in Glass Quarterly magazine in 2018. She is an artistic member of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society and a member of the Glass Art Society. Lemaire has exhibited at galleries across the US , including Traver Gallery in Seattle and is currently represented by Heller Gallery in NYC.
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Thank you Amy Lemaire for joining me and sharing with us your inspirations and the work you do inspire both creative and scientific education of plasma illumination through Salem Community College. Youâre approach is an evolution to the interest in plasma, and I appreciate you.
I'd like to thank Pittsburgh Glass Center for supporting me as a place of research and inspiration. Plasma Art Alliance where I have access to the well of knowledge and connects me to some amazing and supportive people, and both sponsors in this episode The Glass Art Society and Garrett Churchill from Fluxeon.
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-Percy Echols II, Taming Lightning
Welcome to Taming Lightning, I'm Percy Echols II. I'm the creator and host of Taming Lightning, as well as the emerging plasma tech at Pittsburgh Glass Center, where I'm researching and developing a space to explore Plasma and Neon Light as an Artist Medium.