Lisa began working glass in the hot shop of Shasta College 1998 in Northern California. By the end of summer in 1999, she got a full time job lamp working borosilicate glass for an area production studio. The following year Lisa started her own studio, Amorphous Glass only to rename the company Lisa's Pieces Glass in 2000.
In 2006 she met Banjo and took private class with him further developing her glass sculpting abilities. This enabled Lisa to win the first Female Flame Off held in Chicago back in 2007 . She took first place in both functional sculpture and wearable art with her Giraffe's. This sparked Lisa's desire to focus more on hollow animals.
Her work can be found in over 40 states at a number of gift & smoke shops, museums and small galleries.
Sculpting is Lisa's passion and art is a deeply rooted part of her family's heritage. Her father followed in his father's footsteps to become a renowned sculptor of western art. He opened The Heikka Foundry in Hollywood during the early 1970's. Her grand father, Earl Heikka was a country western sculptor from Great Falls, Montana. His work can be seen in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, The Smithsonian and many other collections and galleries.
Currently Lisa's work is focusing on sculpting hollow blown glass horses in various scenes. Experimenting with functional, mixed media and kinetic sculpting. Life and realism in motion within her glass are constantly driving her work. She seems to work best blowing glass alone and has a nice quiet studio in Humboldt County, California.
After 19 years of glass work she has recently been teaching private studio classes. If interested in scheduling please contact us by email