At the core of my work is a desire to record tension, gravity, compression and energy flow. Although these forces are common natural phenomena, I am fascinated by the process of revealing them in new ways. Often an aspect of the sculpture forms itself without my intervention –whether in the kiln or when it is displayed.
Glass allows me to work with reflection, transparency and light in expressing the energy present in constructed form – natural or man-made. Much of my work has been placed outdoors where I enjoy the dialogue with nature but I have become increasingly interested in responding to architectural and historical settings. I recently completed two commissions for the National Trust at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire 2012, where the brief was to produce interactive installations for the gardens responding to the work of pioneer photographer Henry Fox Talbot.
After working for many years as a graphic designer both in California (my birthplace) and London, I obtained a first class degree in 3-Dimensional Design in Glass from University College for the Creative Arts in Farnham in 2005. My workshop is on a farm in Shere where I also teach glass-making courses.
Lisa lives near Guildford
Tel: 01483 203 328
e-mail: Lisa Pettibone