About Lisa

About Lisa

Born in Cape Town, I moved to London as a teenager. I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, followed by an art foundation course in London at Central St. Martins. This detour led me on to a very different life path, one I could never have dreamed possible.

In 1999, with my husband Ralph Lazar, I packed in my ‘proper job’ and moved to the Seychelles for a year, where we worked on projects that became our creative studio Last Lemon, which is still going strong today.

Then one day in 2004 (back in London), I placed a chewed-up architect’s model inside a wooden Ikea box and something magical happened – life was breathed into that little guy and the space in the box opened up to infinity.
I had created an entire parallel universe! Godlike. And the Glass Cathedrals concept was born.

After building my art business in London – organising art shows with Ralph and being
represented by some amazing small galleries on the art fair circuit – in 2010 I moved
with my family to San Anselmo, California. Gorgeous Marin was home for 12 years and
Glass Cathedrals continued to flourish. Since 2022 I’ve been back in brilliant London,
with regular pilgrimages to Southern Africa, land of my heart.

I’d love to get my adventures down in one place – creative meanderings, travels,
building my unusual business, stories of my own and the ones people have entrusted
me to capture in Glass Cathedrals, treasure hunting in books and on beaches and flea
markets, always looking for the small in the big, the sparkle that catches my eye – so
I’ve started putting a book together – working title “A Woman’s Work” – wish me luck!