Lisa Pettibone


Multi-award winning glass artist and graphic designer, Lisa works the most seemingly fragile of all materials into astonishing and beautiful forms, robust enough to last for years outdoors. Her range of work is immense: from elegant wall mounted pieces to almost ethereal spirals of enamelled glass adding vibrant additions to foliage backgrounds.

Lisa is very influenced by observing nature’s invisible forces such as gravity, wind, pressure and energy flow and using these principles in her glassmaking. Her aim is to create work that becomes part of the environment in which it is placed. The work begins to merge or complement its surroundings through the use of mirroring, enamelling or sandblasting. The outdoor sculptures are durable and carefully supported by steel, concrete or rubber.

Lisa’s most recent commissions and competition awards include having been selected to produce a site-specific piece for the National Trust at the Vyne, near Basingstoke, Hampshire. Two commissions for the National Trust at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, the home of pioneer photographer Henry Fox Talbot. These commissions included an Optical Tree, an interactive piece combining Talbot’s use of optical devices and his love of exotic trees. Lisa was awarded the Kentish Town Health Centre public sculpture commission. The sculpture is in the patio entrance to the North London building and comprises three large curved enamelled glass panels based on the paisley pattern, celebrating the vibrant international community that uses the centre. She was also among the100 artists out of over international 3000 entries, long listed for the 2013 Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, which was recently exhibited by projection with shortlisted entries at York St Marys, York.

Selected works