LISA MATHIESON - Ceramic & Glass
I was fortunate to have been born into a family that valued that arts. As a young adult, I received a classical training in music. With this, came the rigorous demands for daily practice, and the fierce, utterly consuming need for self control during performances; I credit these qualities for having fine tuned me, they tempered me into the artist that I've become. In my 20's, I traded my horn for a paintbrush.
I received a degree in Fine Arts from Bethel University in 1988. In the following years I studied studio lighting/darkroom techniques at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I took graduate courses in poetry at the University of Minnesota.
My work has gone through multiple changes over the years, most notably in terms of medium. I tend to revisit themes, and this is true across genre, as well as across media. At present I am working in both glass and porcelain.
I discovered porcelain in 2005. I throw and hand build. The discovery of glass followed about two or three years after that. I fuse, cast, slump and cold-work glass.