LeMire Biography



Yvonne LeMire
Welding Instructor

Office: 140-A Jacobetti Complex
Phone: 906-227-1536
E-mail: ylemire@nmu.edu
Biographical Profile

  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • Certification: American Welding Society

Yvonne LeMire, a sculptor, jeweler and welder, works out of her studio and gallery located near the shore of Lake Superior. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1999 with a B.F.A. in Sculpture and a secondary concentration in Furniture Design.  She started work at NMU as an assistant instructor in 2000, and has been an adjunct instructor since 2005.  She has taught welding, jewelry and sculpture classes. Ms. LeMire has also assisted a regional grant funded project called ‘All Day Art Day’ as an instructor.  She is an American Welding Society certified welder and much of her custom commissioned work can be seen throughout the Marquette area. Ms. LeMire joined the Studio Gallery in 1996 as an assistant and became gallery manager and an exhibiting artist. In 2008 she opened Fern Place Art Space with two partners. She has won numerous awards, was included in the March/April 2007 edition of Art Showcase Magazine in ‘The Art of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’ segment and was a feature story in 1999 for Michigan Public Radio’s Arts and Humanities Radio Project.