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Biography

LeMair Handcrafts is the work of Lisa M. LeMair and Christopher Proto. Their functional, handcrafted art, which
includes wearable art, jewelry, accessories, and functional and decorative stoneware pottery, is inspired by the
elements, natural forms, and the tension found at the edge.

Lisa grew up in a family of makers and has been designing and making objects since she was a little girl. Her
jewelry work was inspired by her love of texture and unusual materials and is a direct complement to her
wearable art. She is primarily self-taught, and is continually expanding and evolving her work.

She has a diverse creative and professional background, including project management, web development,
theatre, dance, costume design, and graphic design. 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 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), the Surface Design Association, and the Dare County Arts Council. Prior to moving to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Lisa and Christopher lived and worked for many years in Washington, DC.

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.