While she is a self-proclaimed crafts person, Lisa didn’t discover artistic jewelry until her daughter needed a necklace to match her prom dress. The resulting string of beads fed her longtime fascination with handmade glass and turned Lisa into a lampwork bead specialist.
Today, Lisa strives for an organic, yet soft, elegant style. Her pieces combine art glass of soft flowing colors, cubic zirconia, fine silver, copper, hand pulled cane, and handmade murrini. With copper electroforming, she also adds delicate surface design work, often incorporating natural elements such as real leaves and acorn caps into the finished pieces.
She works out of her home-based, four-torch lampworking studio in Indianapolis, where she teaches lampworking, electroforming, lapidary and other cold work processes, as well as silversmithing classes. In addition to teaching locally, Lisa travels to other studios and has accepted teaching invitations in Germany and Switzerland.
She also was an Artist in Residence at the Indiana State Museum, presenting her work to the public on four Saturdays. No matter the venue, Lisa brings a presentation of her beadworking process so people understand and appreciate the work that goes into her bead making.
She applied to Indiana Artisan to network with other artists and help the state build a more active network of artistic resources. “It will help the Indiana economy when people understand the meaning and stories behind Indiana art and support Hoosier artists.”
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