Lisa Naas

Lisa Naas



I am an American transplant in Scotland and a PhD candidate at Edinburgh College of Art, with my thesis deadline looming. I’m in the throes and woes of my final year, writing up my dissertation, which explores idea generation alongside the medium of glass and the glass studio as a staging ground for creativity research. I graduated with my MFA in Glass, also from Edinburgh College of Art (May 2015), and enjoyed the practice-based research process so much that I decided to pursue my doctorate degree. For me, glass material offers an endless source of conceptual exploration as it inherently has contradictory physical properties and characteristics that I find so interesting. My practice pushes glass in new directions and my recent collaborative work combining glass, sound, and engineering earned the Ingenious Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Formerly based in New England, USA, my experience includes formal training in studio art and art history as well as a fifteen-year professional career in arts administration, that involved extensive work with the Tanglewood Music Festival. There I met my collaborator and husband, composer David Faleris. In January, we co-authored our first academic journal article together: "Makers Marks: Capturing, Preserving, and Sharing the Sounds of Glassmaking"


  • fusing/slumping
  • accept commissions
  • kilnforming
  • Practice-based researcher, Interdisciplinary, mixed media, conceptual art, modified pate de verre


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PhD Student in Design, Edinburgh