Biography

Lisa G Westheimer is an artist living and working in West Orange, New Jersey. She received her BA from New York University in 1983 and an MA in Studio Arts (Ceramics) from Montclair State University in 2008. From 1983 to 2006 she co-owned the New York City Building Code consulting firm, The Manhattan Expedition Inc, specializing in loft conversions for artists, temporary structures for performances and high-end residential and commercial spaces in Manhattan.

Her ceramic and glass work has been displayed in many venues, including Art From the Ashes in Pasadena, California, With Friendship 2008 in Seoul, Korea, The NAWA Gallery, New York, New York, and Uncharted Territories, in Orange, New Jersey. She teaches in the ceramics studio at The Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ and teaches alternative firing techniques for the Convent of the Sacred Heart School, New York, NY.   She is artist in residence at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in West Orange, NJ and a volunteer artifact conservator and taxidermy cleaner at the Thomas Edison National Historic Park in West Orange, NJ.

Her unique alternative firing processes, glazing techniques and aesthetic vision are greatly influenced by the work of Beatrice Wood, Peter Callas, Paul Soldner, Antoni Gaudi, Phillip Guston, Francis Bacon, Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miro. She is eternally grateful for the support and friendship of her mentors, especially husband, muse and fine art photographer extraordinaire Bill Westheimer, and ceramic artists Mikhail Zakin, Bill McCreath, Peter Callas, Myra Toth and Randy Brodnax.
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