Lisa Aronzon received her MFA in Glass from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1992, and a BFA in Painting from California State University at Northridge in 1980. She is an exhibiting member of the American Craft Council and Carolina Designer Craftsmen.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, at age 23 Lisa moved to Sonoma, CA, where she taught herself about glass fusing and slumping. In 1987 she took a glass blowing workshop and entered into school full time in 1989 at CCAC, Oakland CA. After receiving a MFA, Lisa joined a cooperative glass studio for four years until she was able to build her own glass blowing studio in Oakland, 1998. In 2006 Lisa moved to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, where she was able to buy a home and rebuild her studio on her own property.
In 2012 Lisa responded to Presidents Obama’s request to help our Veterans return home from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She was inspired to create an event that would allow Veterans to experience glass blowing in their hometowns by organizing glass studios and workshops throughout our nation.
The project called “Veterans Glassblowing Day” is scheduled for November 9, 2013. Veterans and active service members, will be able to attend a free Glassblowing Workshop at participating schools. Lisa hopes to take the VGD further by creating a non-profit that will help Veterans in pursuing a career in art glass.
Living in the Shenandoah Valley, Lisa is able to enjoy blowing glass, painting and drawing, gardening, kayaking, wine tasting and hiking. She travels extensively selling her hand blown glass at Fine Art Festivals around the country.