Lisa Lazarus' Profile

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Hello... thanks for taking the time to browse my site! I am an artist who feels like just as much of a work in progress as many of the pieces sitting around my studio right now. I have a Master of Architecture Degree from RISD, a Fine Arts Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill with a concentration in painting, and I spent time in France at Parsons School of Design/Paris where I studied printmaking and ceramics. And now here I am, selling my... jewelry...? Yes! All of my education has been tremendous and has taught me, more than anything else, how to think and problem solve creatively. I still work in many media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sewing, ceramics, photography, cooking, etc...

For me, creative work is not a linear process. Sometimes I have a vision from the beginning and other times I experiment as I develop a piece; it's very important to me that my work reflects the organic process of…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 26
  • Joined November 11, 2008

Favorite materials

silver, carnelian, tibetan turquoise, rubies, peruvian blue opals, oil paint, bees wax, encaustic, handmade paper, vintage glass beads, sea glass, linen, rusty metal

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lazarusdesigns
Modern Artifacts of Adornment

About

Hello... thanks for taking the time to browse my site! I am an artist who feels like just as much of a work in progress as many of the pieces sitting around my studio right now. I have a Master of Architecture Degree from RISD, a Fine Arts Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill with a concentration in painting, and I spent time in France at Parsons School of Design/Paris where I studied printmaking and ceramics. And now here I am, selling my... jewelry...? Yes! All of my education has been tremendous and has taught me, more than anything else, how to think and problem solve creatively. I still work in many media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sewing, ceramics, photography, cooking, etc...

For me, creative work is not a linear process. Sometimes I have a vision from the beginning and other times I experiment as I develop a piece; it's very important to me that my work reflects the organic process of how it developed. I don't want to be so focused on the final product that it ends up looking contrived or overly 'manufactured'... to me, that is what machines are for. I think it is beautiful for the hand of an artist to be seen in her work.

None of my pieces are ever quite the same. I like for the silver to take its own form. I will guide it into shapes that I want, but I don't force it. I let the final shape and texture and thickness and look come from the process of how the whole piece was made... how the silver heated up and cooled down, how the hammer struck the surface, how the file shaped the edges, etc. All the marks of the artist's tools become evidence of the creative process and to me that is where the soul of each piece comes from.

After spending the past 18 years in San Francisco, I have just recently moved back to North Carolina where I went to college. My parents are getting older and I wanted to spend as much time with them as possible! I live out in the woods wwith my boyfriend and our 4 dogs, Harry (Mr. President), Luca, Luigi (Weegee) and our only girl, Sylvie (the Tasmanian Devil!). I love to cook, play with my tribe (the dogs), check out good restaurants, go see great live music, take care of my gardens and make as much art as possible!

Please know that a portion of your purchase will go to these great charities. I donate to all of them on a regular basis:

The Humane Society
ASPCA
SFSPCA
Defenders of Wildlife
AnimalsAsia
Earth Justice
Rocket Dog Recue



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