about the artist
Jessica Keemer is an award winning studio artist in Lancaster, Pa. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Millersville University and also has a degree in Art Education and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Systems Management. She has studied at the New Approach Jewelers School in Virginia Beach, Va. and at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. Jessica is a PA State-Juried Artist and currently serves as a State Board Member to the PA Guild of Craftsmen.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her daughter Cassidy. She loves the ocean and enjoys paddle boarding, scuba diving and salt water fishing. Jessica also collects seashells, drift wood, coral, fossils and other interesting pieces of nature which inspires her work. She also practices yoga, gardens and loves to travel.
My artwork is inspired from the all of the beauty around us especially the wonders of the ocean and our spiritual universe.
I make artwork that respects and is influenced from the natural world. I recognize the balance between humans and nature. The materials I choose to use are responsibly mined, collected and purchased. I use are borosilicate glass and enamel to create artwork. The glass gives me the opportunity to recreate the colors of the sea, sky, flora, and fauna. Some pieces can even look like the Northern Lights. Enamel lets me experiment with gradations of colors and textures that I find in nature around me. My artwork is about discovering. My hope is that my works of art influence others to be informed about the environment and its issues as well as recognizing the balance between humans and nature. I make art to draw attention to environmental issues. I want people to find a piece of my art that inspires them and makes them reflect on a memory from a past experience or past adventure.