Lisa Aronzon has been a working glass artist since 1985, receiving her MFA in glass from California Collage of Arts and Crafts in 1992. After graduate school Lisa worked in a cooperative studio for four years and then built her own studio in Oakland CA in 1998. Moving to Virginia in 2006 Lisa rebuilt her glass studio in the Shenandoah Valley.
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 glass workshops throughout our nation. The project called “Veterans Glassblowing Day” is scheduled for November 9th 2013, and Veterans will be able to attend a free Glassblowing Workshop at participating schools. Lisa hopes to take the VGD further by creating a non-profit scholarship program that will fund Veterans interested in pursuing a career in art glass. See our Facebook Page at Veterans Glassblowing Day or web site www.veteransglassblowingday.org