Lisa Nolan

Several years ago Lisa Nolan taught herself some basic electrical skills and starting making these found object lamps for friends and family as gifts. They were such a hit that she found herself filling orders from extended family members and friends of friends. Eventually stores and galleries approached her and she began to sell the work on Block Island (where she lives with her family in the shadow of an historic lighthouse.) Her philosophy is simple, "I try to produce pieces that will make the viewer smile at an unexpected use for an everyday object; an old brass doorknob for a lamp finial, a spigot handle to switch the lamp on or an antique hub cap with chandelier crystals as a shade." Lisa's background as an artist started with a BFA degree from Colby College, and a subsequent stint in the education department of the Cloisters Museum in New York City. For more information about Lisa Nolan's work contact YES Gallery + Studio at yesgalleryandstudio@gmail.com or (401) 245-7174.

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