For over 35 years, Lisa has been recognized as one of the most distinctive designers of contemporary sterling silver jewelry. Known for her flawless craftsmanship and matte sterling finish, she is credited with giving sterling silver its valued place in jewelry design and in creating collections that are imbued with intelligence and innovation.
Lisa, a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has been honored with many awards; most notably, Jewelry Designer of the Year (2006) by the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), as well as a finalist in the International DeBeers Diamond Jewelry Design awards. In March 2012, The Silver Institute selected her as “International Designer of Distinction” and National Jeweler Magazine named her one of the Top 100 American Designers.
Over the years, she has expanded her designs across multiple categories. Infusing her signature style into an eclectic mixture of materials and pattern. Lisa designed and later licensed small leather goods, home accessories and tableware. She has developed a variety of branded products for companies such as Sasaki, Lunt Silversmiths, Lifetime Brands, as well as packaging and gifts for Origins Beauty and Skin Care.
Every beautiful object has a story to tell and the story begins with how it came to be. The creative process is personal to every artist - for Lisa much of her inspiration comes from a broad cultural landscape – creating a multicultural, cross referential collage that has become a hallmark of her work. There are connections to the towering angular forms of Art Deco skyscrapers, the modernist elements of the Bauhaus School, fabric designs from the Wiener Werkstätte all mixed up with the rhythmic patterns of indigenous arts of the South Pacific and elsewhere.
"Many of our clients often grow attached to their piece and tell us it has become their personal amulet or lucky charm. My intent has been to create pieces that are inventive, wearable and treasured.”