Jennie Lisha

When I was at school I was the only one in my class who was asked if she would like to drop Latin for Art, it was a no brainer! I have always been interested in art.

After leaving school I worked in Sydney and London as a commercial artist. It was not until our children started school, that I commenced a three year studio ceramic certificate course at the Gold Coast TAFE graduating in 1981.

At the end of my last year at TAFE, my husband and I opened " Gallery of Local Crafts" in Surfers Paradise where we made and sold our own and other local pottery. From Surfers Paradise we restored an old arrowroot mill, naming it " Historic Rivermill" in the Gold Coast hinterland, where we set up a pottery, gallery and restaurant.

Since then I have worked in a home based studio both in Sydney for 12 years, and here on the Gold Coast for the last 4 years. I have always tried to are things that were Australian, and for many years have decorated some of my work with opals which I have collected while travelling around Australia.

For 20 years I have concentrated on working with porcelain clay, as I like the purity and strength of the fired pieces. For the last 10 of those years I have created porcelain jewellery, making each ceramic bead, pendant, brooch or earring individually, so that the wearer knows that what they have is unique.

 

Additional Info

Name:
Jennie Lisha
Address:
Main Beach
City:
Gold Coast
State:
Queensland
Post Code:
4217
Telephone:
0405385727
Email:
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Galleries and Sales Agents:

Gold Coast Potters Association

The Old Benowa Post Office Gallery

Cnr Ashmore Rd and Carrara st

Benowa 4217

Open Saturday's only from 9 am - 3 pm