Grant Garmezy

Artist in Residence

Born outside Nashville Tennessee, Grant Garmezy began his artistic career as an apprentice to metal and jewelry fabricator Ben Caldwell. He went on to apprentice with Alan LeQuire, a renowned figurative sculptor who became one of his earliest influences. In 2003 Grant traveled to Richmond, Virginia to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. While in the Crafts and Materials Studies program, he studied under Jack Wax, a furnace worker, and Emilio Santini, flame worker. In 2006, Garmezy learned sculpting techniques from Scott Darlington at Pilchuck Glass School.

In the summer of 2006 Grant attended Haystack Mountain School of Crafts where he studied under Claire and Anthony Schafermeyer. During the summer of 2007, Garmezy traveled to Pennsylvania to attend a class taught by Ross Richmond at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. In 2008 Grant was awarded the international North Lands Creative Glass Residency in Scotland. While at North Lands, Grant developed a body of experimental sculptural work, while presenting demonstrations and lectures about his craft. Grant lives and works out of Richmond Virginia.

 



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