Lisa's passion since the mid seventies is creating jewelry, working predominantly in sterling silver, gold and gemstones. She incorporates enamels into her works of fine art from a desire to use vibrant colors in original shapes and styles.
Cloisonne is the enameling technique Lisa uses most, the term coming from the French word, cloison, meaning an "enclosed cell or area." She begins by creating a canvas of textured fine silver that will be seen through her transparent enamels.
Lisa creates the cells by bending 24k gold or fine silver wire into designs which are then adhered on to the fine silver with clear glass and fired in a kiln.
After that, she adds ground glass in a variety of colors to the piece, and fire it - each piece can be fired up to 20 or more times.
"With the use of enamels I feel such freedom of expression, through imagery, symbols and the intensity of colors that this medium affords. I enjoy creating stories in many of my pieces, and making jewelry that is fun to wear."
Lisa enjoys traveling, and gathering ideas from diverse cultures. She now maintains a studio in Coquille, Oregon, where she lives with her husband, Steve Kuntz.