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Lisa Chernoff, is a native New Mexican living in Placitas, NM. In 1992 Lisa returned to her love of working in clay, both wheel throwing and hand building. In 1997 she began to experiment by fusing found, scrap glass with her clay firings. The results were usually disappointing but often enough very interesting. As she learned more about the properties of glass, she made the transition to working with glass exclusively.
Lisa’s latest work explores the three dimensional and textural aspects of this medium. Each finished piece is solid glass but is composed of numerous pieces before its first firing. The brilliant color within each piece is called dichroic glass and is exciting to work with because it presents such versatility in design. Aside from color and design, the shape, achieved by the original cut and by grinding, can greatly enhance the look of the piece. Grinding a piece into its final shape is often dictated by the appearance of the piece after its first firing.
Lisa is an award-winning artist and is currently focusing on large wall and table sculptures and very large bowls, but continues to create wall hangings, smaller bowls and formal and casual jewelry for men and women. Her work is sold in galleries nationally.
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