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Lisa Parker
 

Lisa Parker

Artistic Category artist
Career Level Professional
Experienced With

 

I create genuinely unique sculptural jewelry and miniature organic sculptures through the use of sterling silver, anodized titanium, niobium, recycled materials, and hand-selected one-of-a-kind stones. Because each design is individual, I can be creative each and every time I go to work. Re-purposing scraps and recycled materials presents a creative challenge that allows freedom of exploration with every piece I make.

 

My work is inspired by nature and the different stones I select for each piece, which are each, themselves, products of our natural world. I also take inspiration from Art Nouveau and my background in graphic design. While I create collections that may be similar, it is a central principle of my work that each piece of jewelry or sculpture is genuinely one-of-a-kind. This commitment lets me explore and bounce back and forth between different styles, techniques, and elements, never allowing me to fall into a creative rut. Processes I regularly use throughout my work include lost wax casting, anodizing, metal embossing, and hammering. Still, I am never afraid to experiment with something new. Lost wax casting is a favorite process because of the unique fluidity it brings to metal jewelry, which is not typical of the traditionally hard and rigid material. My cast pieces also contain approximately 40-50% recycled sterling, which allows me to continue my pursuit of making my business as sustainable as possible.

 

My goal in creating original pieces of wearable art is that you feel confident in knowing that you have something no one else has. Combined with this sense of confidence, the inherent power of the stones should elevate any outfit and make the individual feel exceptional and energetic as they head out into the world.

EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh

Bachelors Degree in Studio Arts and Fine Arts

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

CLASSES:  Lost Wax Casting (continuing education)

WORKSHOPS:  Enameling Workshop, Anodizing Reactive Metals Workshop

 

MEMBERSHIPS:  Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Guild (Michigan), Ohio Designer Craftsmen

 

AWARDS:  2014 Honorable Mention at the Great Lakes Art Fair

 

2015 EVENTS

Great Lakes Art Fair - Spring:  Novi, MI

Crocker Park Fine Art Fair:  Westlake, OH

Southside Works Exposed:  Pittsburgh, PA

Easton Art Affair:  Columbus, OH

Shadyside Arts Festival:  Pittsburgh, PA

41st Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair:  Birmingham, MI

Holiday Art Fair presented by the Guild of Artists and Artisans: Ypsilanti, MI

Orchard Lake Fine Art Fair:  West Bloomfield, MI

Levis Commons Fine Art Fair:  Perrisburg, OH

Cleveland By Hand:  Cleveland, OH

 

2014 EVENTS

Great Lakes Art Fair - Spring:  Novi, MI

Crocker Park Fine Art Fair:  Cleveland, OH

Southside Works Exposed:  Pittsburgh, PA

Polish Hill Arts Festival:  Pittsburgh, PA

Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Festival:  Mount Gretna, PA

Shadyside Arts Festival: Pittsburgh, PA

Birmingham Street Art Fair:  Birmingham, MI

Columbus Winterfair:  Columbus, OH

Cleveland Last Minute Market:  Lakewood, OH

 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

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Genres

  • Craft
  • Other
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Functional
  • Painting

Keywords

  • Abstract
  • Alternative
  • Carving
  • Conceptual
  • Electronic
  • Fashion
  • Glass
  • Indie
  • Metal
  • Nature
  • Organic
  • Recycling /green
  • Stone
  • Surreal
  • Wax
  • Experimental
  • Expressionist
  • Futurist
  • Pen
  • Acrylic paint