Luann was raised in the Yukon, has travelled extensively in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and lived in Austria, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and Canada. She is a student, an artist, a teacher, a marathon runner, a skydiver, a mother of six, a wife, a friend and a motivator. Luann graduated with a BFA in Ceramics in 2011 and a BFA in Glass in 2012. Lumel Studios is focused on growing connections between people and hot glass. It is a teaching maker-space and a gallery. Pieces are created within a spirit of Northern exuberance and love for a medium that is every changing through heat and light. Locally Lumel Studios is labelled ‘The Happiness Factory'. Lumel provides tours, demonstrations and workshops designed for elementary and secondary school groups. These programs introduce glass blowing history and techniques to foster visual literacy in students, encouraging them to find pleasure and meaning in art, and to think critically about the pursuit of art.