Amélie Girard


Amélie Girard

Montreal, QC, CANADA

ABOUT

Born in 1980 in Canada, I first graduated with a major in mathematics. I then travelled the world and settled in Japan for a few years to teach English as a second language. It is upon my return to Montreal in 2010 that I started studying glass art at Espace VERRE - and I never looked back. Since my graduation in 2013, I've had the honour to receive several awards including the François-Houdé Award and the Edgerley-Robertson Award. I currently live in Portugal where I am pursuing a Master's degree in glass art and science at the New University of Lisbon. My work is an exploration of the poetry of everyday life. I find inspiration in the most simple things – all those things around us that we barely notice anymore, yet, conceal great beauty. I use glass to capture and cast light on that beauty; for beauty, to me, speaks of the very essence of the world.

ARTIST TYPE

  • glassblower
  • fusing/slumping
  • kilnforming
  • casting

CONNECT

50 des Soeurs Grises #108
Montreal, QC H3C 5P1
http://ameliegirard.wix.com/ameliegirard