Senior Apprentice at Saint Johns Pottery, Lemke is a Minnesota-based ceramicist with a studio art degree from Saint John’s University. He has studied curatorial practice with the Novas Scarman Group in London, England. Lemke also lived in China, where for a time he assisted the Brooklyn, New York-based environmental artist, Maya Kramer at the Suzhou True Color Museum.
Shortly after his return to Minnesota, he began a Japanese-style apprenticeship with Richard Bresnahan at the Saint John’s Pottery. Lemke is currently coordinating the national ceramic exhibition tour and artist catalogue Stoked: Five Artists of Fire and Clay.