Plume has been a faculty member in the Fibres Area of the Department
of Sculpture, Ceramics and Fibres of Concordia University, Montreal
since 1993. She received her Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of
Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and she
studied Fibres at Sheridan College in Mississauga, Ontario.
She has participated in solo and group exhibitions across Canada,
in the U.S. and Europe.
She has received several Canada Council B Grants (1993, 1991) and
Travel Grants (1996, 1992, 1990, 1989), as well as scholarships
from the Banff Centre for the Arts (1991, 1990), the Artists Union
of the U.S.S.R. and the Krisjanis Barons Cultural Award from the
Federation of Latvians of the Free World (1986). She has participated
as a lecturer at Sismographes, Textiles Symposium (Montreal, 1995),
Rugged Connections Weavers' Conference (Sydney, Cape Breton, 1991),
Latvian Textile Symposium (Riga, Latvia 1989, 1990).
Her work is represented in several collections including the Nova
Scotia Art Bank, the Latvian Cultural Centre, Toronto, the Museum
of Decorative Art, Riga, Latvia, the Artists Union of the
U.S.S.R. and various private collections.