Lisa Black - Biography
Lisa Black is a native New Yorker.
She holds degrees in environmental design and landscape architecture from State University of New York and Syracuse University in the U.S. and tertiary qualifications in horticulture and fine art from the National Art School in Sydney, Australia. Her wealth of experience in design, art and architecture inspires Lisa’s work and artistic endeavours.
Lisa’s love of baubles and jewels began with the sifting of remnants from her grandmother’s collection of old jet and marquisette from her days in the diamond district on lower east side NY. Encouraged by her grandmother Lisa would revive and renew some forgotten or broken treasure and create something beautiful and cherished.
“When I am creating, all my education, my love for iconic tribal elements, and my passion for adornment infuse my work with life and presence.”
Lisa Black Jewellery was borne of Lisa’s love of the old and new and is fuelled by her travels to exotic and remote locations, where many precious components are sourced.
This magnificent jewellery gives new life to these ancient remnants from a disappearing world and is outstanding for its astute attention to detail, design and craftsmanship.
Each handcrafted piece tells its own remarkable story and reveals the original splendour of these primal treasures. The elements are unique and special. Shell, bone, and fragments of necklaces worn by Mayan princesses and Islander Kings sit beside the finest rubies, pearls, and gemstones embellished with 22 karat gold. Lisa’s creations possess a magic blend of cultures – the primitive and the sublime.
Lisa Black Jewellery is crafted for the modern woman trekking the globe with dignity, grace and power.
Lisa currently lives in the Northern Rivers region of sub-tropical Australia.