Alumni Video Stories | Lael Chmelyk

Create your own roadmap

In this video, AUArts alum Lael Chmelyk (BFA '20, Ceramics) talks about building a career in fine arts, trusting her curiosity and how an AUArts education set her up to develop her skills and build a thriving practice.

Lael is a Calgary-based maker who is passionate about making functional objects. She works in both clay and fibre. Her recent work investigates being a woman in the modern world and how ideas of femininity diverge from ideas of mothering as womanhood.

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