Making ceramics gives me an opportunity to channel my creative energy into an object. Focusing my mind on that one object and quietly concentrating on silhouette, line, design, surface and color allows me to express my drive for order, beauty and form.
I make Aesthetic Vessels, form-focused and design-driven. I strive to create forms that convey a balance between stillness and dynamism, elegance and simplicity.
Wheel-thrown, porcelain forms, fired in an electric kiln to 2300º. All the glazes I use are made by me from dry materials. I love to experiment, and I am continually learning.
I try to waste nothing in my studio and recycle all my trimmings into my black and deep yellow colored porcelains.
Lisa achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts, with an emphasis on painting and drawing from San Francisco State University in California.
After college she worked in advertising and graphic design and attended culinary school in San Francisco. For many years she has collected fine art and contemporary craft.
In 2008, after a move to South Carolina with her husband, she began exploring wheel-thrown ceramics in small, museum classes, which evolved into a strong desire to broaden her knowledge and skills in clay. In 2010 she enrolled in the Professional Crafts Program in North Carolina and graduated in May 2012. She continued independent study in glazing and firing into 2013.
Lisa returned to San Francisco in 2013 with her husband and new baby girl and set up her own ceramics studio in 2016.
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