Lisa Bate working in her studio


Specialising in kiln formed glass, Lisa creates cast glass and mixed media sculptures, formed by manipulating wax moulded from found objects.

Using deconstruction and reconstruction methods to change the objects' original appearance for the lost wax cast glass technique, glass sculptures play on narrative and are often connected with mixed materials. Ideas explore human interference in biology, developments in science, and how industry transforms our world.

More recently combining wheel thrown ceramic techniques to create sculptural forms, producing smaller individual pieces which are then joined to make a larger work which connects with glass.

Lisa also explores form using various clay bodies to create handcrafted functional pieces.

Lisa Bate working in her studio


Lisa Anne Bate is a British born glass and ceramic artist, currently living and working from her home studio on the North Shore in Auckland, New Zealand.

In 2010, Lisa obtained a Bachelors in Contemporary Crafts with First Class Honours, specialising in kiln formed cast glass from Falmouth University. She later went on to teach as a Senior Glass Technician, completing her Postgraduate teachers qualification in Creative Education (PGCHE) in 2014.

Lisa was awarded a placement on the first metal and glass casting residency between North Lands Creative Glass and Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Her glass work received an Honorary Diploma from the Jutta Cuny-Franz foundation (Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf) in 2011.

Work can be seen in various places around New Zealand, she has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. Most recently she was invited to exhibit at Glasstage 2020 in Zwiesel, Germany and her glass work was selected for exhibition at the Waiheke Small Sculpture Prize 2020 here in New Zealand. Lisa’s work is held in both private and permanent collections overseas, including the Royal Cornwall Museum and North Lands Creative Glass.

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