Lisa is regarded as one of the UK’s leading studio potters and has a reputation for being the most driven of potters and for constantly challenging her practice. Her work is represented widely in museums and collections worldwide.
Lisa has worked in Greenwich, London, since 1979 and in her present studio, Maze Hill Pottery since 1994, with the exception of a year spent working and teaching in Australia and 3 years when she helped set up a studio and gallery in Devon which are still thriving. She has also worked to commission: she made ceramic work of Turner prize nominee Roger Hiorns, has designed and made for the National Gallery and for several Michelin-starred chefs.
From 1980 to 2008, Lisa taught and lectured at many of the UK’s best known ceramic departments, most notably Goldsmiths, University of London for 12 years, pioneering the teaching of soda glaze firing.
In 1998, Lisa started taking on apprentices from all over the world. All 12 full-time apprentices are still working and making a living in ceramics. As the Founder and Chair of Adopt a Potter, she has also been responsible for 13 funded apprentices since 2009.
She is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Britain and was its Vice Chair for three years during her 9-year term on the Council. In 2016, she was awarded an MBE for services to Ceramics and Preservation of Craft Skills.