Lisa is a jeweller, enamel artist, educator and researcher. As a jeweller and artist, drawing, creating collages, material testing and making are all important aspect in the production of the contemporary jewellery she creates. Her aim has been to create wearable sculptural objects which harks back to the post-industrial age whilst responding to the urban environment which she lives in.
Lisa interests include the use of innovative enamelling techniques, etching, printing and upcycling industrial waste materials. As a jeweller, her practice focuses towards exhibitions, commissions, research project and enabling people to discover their creativity.
Lisa jewellery has been exhibited in Australia and throughout the UK including the Open Eye Gallery and Visual Arts Scotland.
With over 20 years’ experience in adult education and graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, she continued her professional training in jewellery design at Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
Her passion for education led her to undertake a Post Graduate in Community Learning and Development, Moray House Institution of Education, Herriot Watt University, specialising in Adult Education.
Her desire for enabling people to discover their creativity led her to manage a variety of arts and cultural organisation and projects in Australia, Fife and the Lothians.
As an educator, her academic research interests include, participatory arts, social engaged design practice and community empowerment through craft and jewellery design which have led her to present conference papers and workshops on jewellery design, adult learning, wellbeing, mental health and creativity.
Lisa is currently completing her MFA by research (jewellery and metalwork) at Sheffield Hallam.