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Lisa LeMair (LeMair Handcrafts)

  • I am excited by the energy and tension found at the edge. I am mesmerized by the power of ocean waves and the amazing beauty of rocky coasts and sandy beaches and expansive vistas spreading away as far the eye can see. When we travel, we generally take the road less traveled and find ourselves at the end of that road. These views, textures, and energy find their way into our work.
  • Lisa grew up in a family of makers and has been designing and making since she was a little girl. She learned to sew on an old treadle sewing machine, and remembers with some fondness playing with all of the strange attachments, trying to get the leather band back onto the wheel, and pumping away to see how fast she could get the machine to go (and only sewed through her finger once or twice, thankfully). Since then, she has moved on to more complicated devices and has learned to thread countless numbers of machines. Her jewelry work was inspired by her love of texture and unusual materials and is a direct complement to her wearable art.
    She has a diverse creative and professional background, including theater, dance, project management, costume design, graphic design, and painting. She has traveled extensively in the United States, Europe, and Central Asia, and has been very influenced by the landscapes of these journeys.
  • Lisa has a degree in Russian language from Georgetown University. She is a member of the American Craft Council, the Surface Design Association, and the Dare County Arts Council. Her work can be seen at fine art and fine craft shows throughout the year and at numerous boutiques and galleries.

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