Lucie Kovarova-Weir



 LUNACY   GLASS   STUDIO

Flame-worked Glass
flame worked glass
- flame worked glass beads
by Lucie Kovarova-Weir
flame worked glass
"Starry Night" -
flame worked glass paper weight
by Lucie Kovarova-Weir
flame worked glass
- flame worked glass beads pendants
by Lucie Kovarova-Weir
Working with glass is Lucie’s passion, and making glass beads has become an obsession that allows her to fully explore her interest in detail and perfection.

She mainly creates flame-worked glass beads, paperweights and finished jewellery in original designs and limited editions. Her work is much sought after by collectors.
flame worked glass
- flame worked glass mushrooms
by Lucie Kovarova-Weir
flame worked glass
- flame worked glass beads
by Lucie Kovarova-Weir
229 Colborne St   PO Box 128, Tweed ON  K0K 3J0
phone: 613-478 ;      EMAIL          WEB SITE

Lucie's Achievements & Awards

BACKGROUND

Lucie Kovarova-Weir was born in Boskovice, Czech Republic in 1976. Pursuing studies in animation; she graduated with a Master's Degree from the prestigious Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, in Prague. She moved to Toronto in 2001 and established the Lunacy Glass Studio in 2002. Lucie currently lives and works in Tweed, Ontario.

Making new work and creative progress is always at the forefront of Lucie’s passion, permitting her to construct with greater detail and perfection. She continues to learn new techniques, improve her designs, and provide collectors with high caliber, original art.

EDUCATION:

  • George Brown College, Fundamentals of Metalsmithing. 2004
  • Master of Fine Arts, Animation.
  • Academy of Arts Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic, 1995-2001
  • Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Peru, Lima, Peru.Oct/Nov 1999
  • Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada.1998
  • Arts School of Vaclav Hollar, Prague, Czech Republic. 1991-1995

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS:

  • Ontario Arts Council, Project: Individuals, carrier development, 2010
  • Bullseye Glass Company, Artist residency program, Portland ,Oregon, USA, 2007 Glass Art Association of Canada, Looking Within Reaching out : Glass conference First Place Members Exhibition, 2006
  • Corning Museum of Glass; Paul Stankard Scholarship 2006
  • Workshop: "Flame working with ultimate details". Taught by Loren Stump. Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2005
  • MacDonald Porter Drees Prize: Special award for Lamp worked Glass Beads and Jewelry.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Glass Shoppe Studio,Ottawa, Murine Cane Construction, 2011
  • Corning Museum of Glass,teaching assistant to Caitlyn Hyde, glass bead making, Corning, NY, USA, 2008
  • Bead and Button Show, Off mandrel floral pendant, Milwaukee, USA, 2008
  • Teaching Glass Bead Making, Lunacy Glass-studio. 2003 - Present
  • Marina Cane Class, BeadFX Lampworking Studio. 2004 - Present
  • Marble-making class: BeadFX Lampworking Studio. 2004 - Present
  • Off-Mandrel Work class: BeadFX Lampworking Studio. 2004 - Present