Featured Artist: Lisa Creskey
Join us in the Craft Ontario Shop from October 30th to November 25th to see our feature of ceramic artist Lisa Creskey!
Lisa Creskey is a ceramic artist and painter who explores the visual storytelling potential of the clay medium through sculpture and installation. Investigating themes of nature, history and time, she creates immersive worlds in which to look for connections and to pose questions on essential concerns for humanity and the environment. Lisa lives and works in Chelsea, Quebec.
Due to its foraging behavior, the Great Blue Heron as a species has been used as a tool in assessing for bio-accumulative toxins in the environment. These works tell the story of a Great Blue Heron colony near the artist’s home. This nesting area has also been a site for cement, lumber, and pulp and paper industries. The multimedia heron is composed of materials that reference these heavy industries.
Her most recent international recognition includes Finalist in the 2020 Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale, Diploma of Honour in the Korea International Ceramic Biennale KICB2019, and being awarded a 3-month 2019 Taiwan Ceramics Residency hosted by the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum.
Lisa’s work has received numerous international distinctions that include an Honorable Mention award and 4th Place in the Viewer’s Choice Awards in the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale GICB2017 in South Korea, Finalist in the Mark Rothko Centre’s 2017 International Contemporary Ceramics Competition MEMORY BOX in Latvia, a Recommendation Prize in the 2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Finalist in the 2014 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Honorable Mention Prize in the 2014 Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition 5 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, Finalist in the 2012 4th Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition, and Finalist in the 2012 Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale.
Among her national honours, her work received the 2018 Helen Copeland Memorial Award in Ceramics (Craft Ontario), the Prix du CALQ 2017 – Work of the Year in the Outaouais for her 2016 solo public exhibition Match, and the 2017 FUSION Fireworks Award of Merit.
Héron de Lac Leamy-Barometre
Porcelain, mixed media
Heron Vase Sculpture
Lily Pad Collection
Leopard Frog on Lily Pad
Large Lily Flower, Large Lily Pad
Small Lily Flower, Large Lily Pad
Large Lily Flower, Small Lily Pad
Lily Flower, Small
Lily Pad, Large
Lily Pad, Medium
Lily Pad, Small