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Lisa Pelo

Glass Artist


BFA specializing in Glass from Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green, Ohio.  Indianapolis Art Center/Marilyn K. Glick School of Art, Indianapolis, IN – Former Glass Studio Department Head 2005-2011

Indianapolis Art Center/Marilyn K. Glick School of Art, Indianapolis, IN – Former Faculty Instructor for 13 years.


Creative Inspirations:

Glass is its own inspiration.  There is no other medium like it.  The challenge of controlling it better and making more elaborate and complex forms: this is a lifelong project.  Color in glass is fascinating.  When the light can come in and out of the form through the color to create its own visual interest regardless of the form, that is a skill that must be honed and sometimes never understood by other glass workers.  What there is about glass – you must master the medium…glass in motion and be able to tell it what to do.  You must know colors/not just the color wheel but what glass colors are chemically and what they do not and cold and what colors do to enhance the form and then be able to put them where you  want them.  Then, make the form, an artistically complete form by knowing those basic rules and then create the final vision.  The skill set is always in forward development when creating glass.


Lisa’s business name is Hot Blown Glass, Ltd, Hot Blown Glass Studio and Gallery

and Mobile Hot Shop for Demonstrations and Hands-On Events.  Her social media for Hot Blown Glass includes Facebook, Instagram, Google Business and Yelp.

Indiana Artisan – 2009 – Present (comprehensive program launched in 2008 by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

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