Lisa Sheppy has just submitted her doctoral study, An industrial craft reinstated: A printmaker’s perspective on tissue transferware. The study was designed to investigate an obsolete industrial craft; tissue transferware, with an aim to reinstate it through the lens of contemporary printmaking. The new method does not replace the original industrial craft but serves as a contemporary interpretation of it. The research has been materialised through a series of art works, produced with a palette of tools and materials familiar to artists working in the fields of printmaking and ceramics. This new method is open, accessible and within reach of future artists to realise its creative potential.
Lisa has a BA (Hons) Fine Art (BCU) first class, an MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking (UWE) distinction and commenced her full time PhD study at the CFPR in 2017. She was awarded the Glass Seller Prize at the 2010 British Glass Biennale and has exhibited subsequent works across the UK in galleries and site sensitive historic locations. This includes; The Brontë Parsonage Museum; Yorkshire, The RWA; Bristol, The London Glass Blowing Gallery, The National Trust’s Croome Court and Bilston Craft Gallery; the historical home of enamel transfer printing.
Lisa’s art practice involves working with materials and processes akin to craft, with printmaking at the centre. Her research interests are initiated with responses to the overlooked and obsolete from which she reveals new meanings.
CV & Education
Born Hertfordshire, UK
Education and Qualifications
2017 - 2021 Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol
Practice-Based PhD 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training, AHRC Funded
MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking
University College Worcester
Post Graduate Diploma in Education
Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting
Blackburn College of Art
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
Competitions, Awards and Prizes
2015 2015 British Glass Biennale. Selected artist
2013 Black Swan Arts Open Competition
2010 Glass Sellers Student prize at British Glass Biennale
2009 Rebecca Smith Fine Art Prize awarded by UWE
2009 Royal West of England Academy, 7th Open Print Exhibition, ‘Galleries Magazine’ Student Prize
Chosen by Professor Paul Gough, Executive Dean for Faculty of Creative Arts, UWE
Contemporary Glass Society
Spike Print Studio, Bristol
Axis the online resource for contemporary art
2015 'Prema', Uley, Stroud, Gloucestershire
2014 Public Commission, ‘Art for Life’ ITU Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
2011 ‘Charlotte’s Dress’, Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Yorkshire
2010 ‘Charlotte’s Dress’, Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, Mansion House, London.
Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects
2015 2015 British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge, West Midlands. Selected artist.
2014 ‘Soul to Sole’, Croome Redefined, The National Trust, Croome, Worcestershire.
2014 Charingworth House, Winchcombe Art Trial, The Cotswolds
2013 ’Ways of Seeing’ ‘Art for Life’, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
2013 Winds of Change Gallery, Winchcombe, The Cotwolds.
2013 The Quartz Festival, Queens College, Taunton, Somerset
2013 ’Craftsense’ Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton. (‘Lost Pockets’, until September 2014)
2013 Grow! Pop Up! The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
2013 Spike Open Print Exhibition, Spike Island, Bristol
2013 Affordable Garden Art Competition and Exhibition, Showborough House, Gloucestershire
2013 Black Swan Arts Open Competition, Frome, Somerset
2013 “Re-Visioning the Brontës’ University of Leeds, Speaker
2012 ‘Wildness Between Lines’, Leeds College of Art
2011 Showborough House Garden Exhibition, Showborough, Gloucestershire
2011 ‘Glass Wear 2011,’ London Glassblowing Gallery, Bermondsey, London
2011 ‘The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, with Spike Print Studio
2011 ‘Heavenly Sent’ London Glassblowing Gallery, Bermondsey, London
2010 ‘Essence’ Selected artist London Glassblowing Gallery, Bermondsey, London
2010 British Glass Biennale, selected artist, Stourbridge; Prize winner
2010 Selected work for contemporary glass display, Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery
2010 Spike Open Exhibition, Spike Print Studio, Bristol
2009 ‘Impact 6’ UWE, Bristol
2009 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 7th Open Print Exhibition; Prize winner
2009 ‘Rising Stars’, Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Building, London
2009 MA Degree Show, Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, UWE, Bristol
2008 23rd Mini-Print Exhibition, Blackwell’s Bookshop, Bristol
2008 Worcestershire Artists, The Guildhall, Worcester
2006 ‘Bookmarks Five’, UWE, Bristol
2005 Fusion Group, Worcester
2005 Fusion Group, Ludlow
2015 '2015 British Glass Biennale', exhibition catalogue
2012 ‘Wildness Between Lines’ exhibition catalogue
2010 ‘2010 British Glass Biennale’ exhibition catalogue
From 2013 - Birmingham City University International College, Bournville, Birmingham.
Lead tutor for Pre-Masters Art and Design for International students progressing to pathways at Birmingham City University.
2005-2012 School of Art and Design, Worcester College of Technology, Worcester
Course Leader for Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
2001-2004 Malvern College, Malvern, Worcestershire
Course Leader for Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
1992-2004 School of Art and Design, Worcester College of Technology, Worcester
Fine Art Lecturer on the Foundation Diploma, National Diploma Art and Design and HND Courses.
1990-92 Art practice based at the Custard Factory, Birmingham.
Artist in residence at a number of schools and workshop leader for community arts projects in Worcestershire and Birmingham