Lisa Bate

Specialising in kiln formed glass, Lisa creates glass sculptural works which explore the lost wax cast glass technique, formed using found objects and assembling them to alter their original appearance by using methods in deconstruction and reconstruction.

Glass sculptures play on narrative and are often connected with mixed materials, magnetic or interchangeable. Ideas explore human interference in biology, developments in science, and how industry transforms our world.

More recently learning wheel throwing techniques in ceramics, exploring form using various clay bodies to create handcrafted functional pieces.

Lisa works from her home-based studio on the North Shore in Auckland. Lisa achieved a BA honours degree in Contemporary Crafts in 2010 from Falmouth University, specialising in kiln formed cast glass and fine metalwork, where she later went on to teach as a Senior Glass Technician, completing a Postgraduate teachers qualification in Creative Education.