We are all both insignificant and brilliant at the same time. Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedrals are a series of hundreds of miniature worlds in boxes, made over the last twenty years in Cape Town, California and London. Her boxes express big ideas with figures not much bigger than a pea.

Custom Orders: Many Glass Cathedrals are uniquely customised to capture places, people, passions, memories. Click SALES for details.

Quick links (open new windows):
Online shop – As well as commissioning Glass Cathedrals by email, many designs are available to buy online.
Wedding artboxes – A site dedicated to wedding and engagement Glass Cathedrals.
Instagram – Snapshots of new work and studio life.

Quick guide to how art is organised on this website:  
Portfolio – “Open edition” designs, made to order. Slight customisation of designs can be an option.
Themes – Examples of unique commissions, where the figures are made to resemble real people, in the scene of your choice.
Collections – Self-initiated collections of work, themes include cinema, books, circus and politics.