Amélie Girard


Amélie Girard

ABOUT

The road that led me to glass is somewhat unusual. I first graduated with a major in mathematics in 2001. I then travelled the world and settled in Japan for a few years, where I worked as an English teacher. It is upon my return in the homeland in 2010 that I started studying glass art at Espace VERRE - and I never looked back. I now work full-time as a glass artist and have had the honour to receive several awards, including the 2013 François-Houdé Award and the Edgerley-Robertson Award. 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
  • kilnforming
  • casting
  • fusing/slumping

CONNECT

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