Lisa Poulson has been working with glass since 1997, when she began making stained glass windows for her ca. 1839 house in Ann Arbor, MI. She began working with kilnformed glass in 2004.
After her recent move to Charlevoix, MI she operates a low-volume studio in her Charlevoix home. She predominantly makes one-of-a-kind pieces and loves to experiment with glass, which does reflect in her art work.
Lisa Poulson currently sells her work through Mullalys 128 Gallery in Elk Rapids, MI; Synchronicity Gallery in Glen Arbor, MI; and Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Shop, Detroit, MI.
Each frog is presented as floating in its own block of water, with its head (sometimes feet) protruding from the ‘water’. The blocks are made by enameling images on 10 layers of Wissmach clear sheet glass, which is then fused together. The image on each layer of glass is a ‘slice’ of a 3-dimensional frog. When fused together, the ‘slices’ form a dimensional image. The parts of the frogs that are protruding from the water are made from cast glass that has been enameled. The eyes incorporate dichroic glass. In some cases, glass strings are used to create feet.
Thank you Lisa, for sharing your beautiful work with us. We are looking forward to your next original ideas.
your Wissmach Team