lay has always been an integral part of life for ceramist Lisa Neimeth. Although her career began in a different direction, she maintained a connection to pottery by working in private studios, attending annual workshops in New Mexico and immersing herself in folk art and local ceramic works through extensive travel in Central and South America. After her children were born, she set up her own studio behind her home, a 19th-century dairy farmhouse in the inner Sunset District where she worked on sculptural pieces. It wasn’t until she ate at a restaurant that served on handmade plates that Lisa was motivated to transition her sculptural work toward something more functional. “I wanted to bridge the concept of a ‘work of art’ with something useable (and dishwasherfriendly),” explains Lisa. “I started creating one-of-akind handmade tableware using impressed objects and hand-etched design elements.”
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