Lisa Goldfarb was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received a BFA in Art Education and a minor in ceramics from the University of Oklahoma in 1974. Her ceramics professor at OU, Roger Corsaw, introduced her to Raku glazes that she frequently and passionately works with today. After graduating from college, Lisa began her career as an art teacher and recently retired from Undercroft Montessori School after 35 years of teaching.
Although having crafted for her entire life, Lisa has only recently begun exhibiting and commissioning her work. Her hand building skills have allowed her to work with a variety of glazes to create many unique designs. However, her signature design creations are slab-built reliquaries under 12” tall that she makes using Raku glazing. Her main source of inspiration for her works is her mother, Rosetta Froug Mulmed. Rosetta is also an artist who encouraged Lisa to find the beauty in everything. She uses this inspiration to integrate her love for nature and beauty into her unique ceramic pieces.
Lisa’s 12” tall reliquaries are extremely distinctive from each other and created with a specific emotion in mind. She believes the unpredictability of the Raku glazes provides her audience with a feeling of mystery, combined with one’s own interpretation of feeling and emotion. Lisa continues to challenge herself creatively by learning new techniques while also carrying her mother’s love for beauty and nature.