Lisa Pettibone American, b. 1960


Lisa Pettibone creates sensuous wall pieces, sculptures and sculptural vessels from kiln-formed glass and other materials. Drawn to natural forces such as gravity and energy flow, she fuses and slumps (bends) flat glass into extraordinary forms, often displayed in components. Strong line and distinctive shape merge with her fascination with astronomy and the abstract ideas presented by physics.


Her work is held in many private collections and has been shortlisted for national and international awards; Lisa won the National Open Art Prize 2017 Installation category. Exhibiting throughout the UK, she also works to commission for public and private clients and has completed two commissions for the National Trust.


After completing a BA (Hons) 1st class in 3D Glass Design at UCA Farnham in 2005, Lisa set up a studio in rural Surrey where she also teaches. She is currently completing an MA in Art and Science at Central Saint Martin's, London.


Lisa Pettibone is represented exclusively in Cornwall and St Ives by Porthminster Gallery.



Guildford College, PTLLS Teaching Certificate (teaching adult learners).

University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey, BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design in Glass, 1st Class.

California College of Arts and Crafts, California, USA BA in Graphic Design.


Selected Exhibitions


Craft at Top Drawer, London, Stand C-E4, 17–19 January


Handmade in Chelsea with Home of Artisans, London, 13–15 November 

ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, 12–22 November 

Lumen Atina Exhibition, Crypt Gallery, London, from residency in Italy, November 

Leaving Home, Contemporary Applied Arts, London 17 April – 31 May 

Craft Emergency, Aspex, Portsmouth, competition finalist, 11 October–4 January


MADE London, 1 Marylebone, London 24–26 October 

RHS Wisley, Surrey Sculpture Society, Wisley, Surrey, 23 August–28 September 

Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire, 17–20 July

Spectrum, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, group glass exhibition 3–30 April


New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey work on display since 2013

Unravelling The Vyne, Basingstoke, 26 June–22 December

Softly, Softly, Contemporary Glass Society, online exhibition, July

Black Swan Arts Open, Frome, Wiltshire, 26 April–26 May

Chelsea Fringe at Maureen Michaelson Contemorary Art, London, 17 May – 9 June

New Glass–Ancient Skill, Blackwell Arts&Crafts House, Cumbria, 31January – 12May


Open Water Mottisfont, Nr. Romsey Hampshire, 29 September – 18 November 


Parallax Art Fair, La Galleria, Burlington Arcade, London, October