Lisa Bate working in her studio

Statement

Specialising in kiln formed glass, Lisa creates cast glass and mixed media sculptures, formed by manipulating wax moulded from found objects.

Using deconstruction and reconstruction methods to change the objects' original appearance for the lost wax cast glass technique, glass sculptures play on narrative and are often connected with mixed materials. 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 Bate working in her studio

Bio

Lisa Anne Bate is a British born glass and ceramic artist, currently living and working from her home studio on the North Shore in Auckland, New Zealand.

Lisa achieved a BA honors 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.

Work can be seen in various places around New Zealand, she has already exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. Work held in permanent collections include the Royal Cornwall Museum and North Lands Creative Glass, where she spent 2 months as Artist in Residence, on the first metal and glass casting residency between North Lands and Scottish Sculpture Workshop.

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