Lisa

Born in Cape Town, I moved to London as a teenager. I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University followed by Art at Central St. Martins in London.

With my husband Ralph Lazar, I packed in my ‘proper job’ and moved to the Seychelles in 1999, where we worked on creative projects. Back in London in 2003, an architect friend gave me a chewed-up miniature figurine, who I carefully placed in a wooden box. In that moment, life was breathed into that tiny careworn man, he had a home. A new world had been created and the Glass Cathedrals concept was born.

Pursuing this odd hobby in a fairly low-key way, my work was discovered by
gallerists Justin & Jennie Hammond at a little art market in Spitalfields, London.

The Hammonds began to promote my Glass Cathedrals at London’s Art Fairs,
just as I moved with my family to Northern California in 2010.
Glass Cathedrals are now in homes all over the world.

Some other work stuff I’ve been up to lately:
Published Happiness is… books, stationery and products with
Chronicle Books based on our popular Facebook page.
Started Bread and Jam, a little girls’ clothing line with my best
friend Sof, as an excuse to dress our daughters in pretty frocks.