Lisa was born and raised in the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. Loving all things alive and growing, and being the daughter of a fine art painter, it was a natural form of expression to put paint to paper and canvas. As a young woman, a move to Southern California provided Lisa with a whole new world of study, inspiration and artistic expression. Imagine the Pacific Ocean, with miles of beaches and surrounding mountains as a new backdrop.
Pensacola is now home and making ceramic art is Lisa’s passion and focus. The natural world continues to be reflected in her pieces: the beauty and elegance of trees and leaves; tortoise shell designs; the movement of water being pushed by wind. Her wish and hope is for you to be reminded of this beauty every time you view one of her pieces in your home.
Is there any design style that you favor?
I absolutely LOVE mid century modern. I am lucky to own a 1950’s house so I have been collecting MCM furniture for about 10 years.
How did you get started in ceramics?
I had the summer off from oil painting classes and decided to take a course at the local university. I was immediately hooked although not immediately good at the medium.
What/ who is your creative muse?
I am most inspired by nature, it is constantly changing and moving. Nature is what feeds my soul and soothes my spirit.
What excites you the most about the future of your craft?
There is literally no end to the possibilities with clay and ceramic art. I am busy with the pieces I make regularly but any chance I get I like to try something new. I keep a notebook with ideas and sketches for just those times.
Favorite band or song of all time?
Yikes, I don’t think I have a favorite. I love a wide range of music styles and also love hearing new music and sounds. I do love Spanish guitar pieces.
Favorite project of all time?
The further you reach in the art of ceramics the more diverse the projects become. I know it is ambiguous but every new project is more exciting than the last. Even when they don’t work out!
Why do you showcase your work at Duh?
Quinn and Jim have been so generous and kind over the years we have worked together, as have the staff. I love how the store is in constant change, ever evolving and morphing into something new. I am inspired every time I step foot in the door.