I'm an artist based in Durham, North Carolina and I work under the name Rivulette. I design and produce luxury yarns, embroidered jewelry, lampwork glass jewelry, home decor, and fine art paintings and prints.
Traditional craft processes and folk art elements feature strongly in my work. I am inspired by color, surface pattern and antique textiles.
I come from a family of creative people; my great-grandmother's hands were always busy making clothing, handbags, and meticulous quilts. My grandfather was a skilled woodworker and knew the art of knot tying from his days in the Navy. My mother is gifted in embroidery, especially cross stitch. She makes jewelry and is a talented seamstress. When I was five or six, she taught me to sew. At age 14, I fell in love with hot glass; while in high school, I studied under Elizabeth Lyons, Brett Pierce, and Jeanne Menafo at More Fire Glass Studio in Rochester, New York.
In 2005, I graduated with a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University with concentrations in glass and printmaking.
You can contact me at: stephanieannlemay(at)gmail(dot)com
Text and images copyright Rivulette/Stephanie A Lemay 2015.
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