Lisa Atchison

Marion County

Touch of Glass Designs Indy Flame Art
Jewelry designs featuring handmade lampwork art and glass beads
Website, Etsy, galleries, local art shows

“The Indiana Artisan logo represents quality and when people see it, I hope it provides confidence that they are getting quality work “

While she is a self-proclaimed crafts person, Lisa didn’t discover artistic jewelry until her daughter needed a necklace to match her prom dress. The resulting string of beads fed her longtime fascination with handmade glass and turned Lisa into a lampwork bead specialist. It also transformed her now graduated daughter’s bedroom into a home studio.

Today, Lisa strives for an organic, yet soft, elegant style. Her pieces combine art glass of soft flowing colors, cubic zirconia, fine silver, copper, hand pulled cane and handmade murrini. With copper electroforming, she also adds delicate surface design work, often incorporating natural elements such as real leaves and acorn caps into the finished pieces.

She is co-owner of Indy Flame Art, a ten torch lampworking studio in downtown Indianapolis, where she teaches lampworking, electroforming, lapidary and other cold work processes. In addition to teaching locally, Lisa travels to other studios and has accepted teaching invitations in Germany and Switzerland.

She also was an Artist in Residence at the Indiana State Museum, presenting her work to the public on four Saturdays. No matter what the venue, Lisa brings a presentation of her beadworking process so people can appreciate all the work that goes into her bead making.

She applied for the Indiana Artisan program to network with other artists and help the state of Indiana network its artistic resources. “I think it will help the Indiana economy if people buy Indiana art and support Hoosier artists.”