Lisa Sheppy

Interdisciplinary artist whose practice is driven by the intervention with historical objects and material innovation

Lisa Sheppy is currently a full time PhD researcher within the 3D3 programme funded by the National Productivity Investment Fund and the AHRC. She is is based at the Centre for Fine Print Research at The University of the West of England, Bristol, and is examining the current position of the industrial 18th Century tissue transfer underglaze print process which produced transferware ceramics. The investigation aims to explore the potential development of the process from a practitioner’s perspective, combining 21st Century and historical technologies. This study will help to revitalise a process under threat of becoming obsolete by demonstrating its value to creative artist printmakers, ceramicists and designers.

3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training

 Lisa’s research practice adopts an interdisciplinary approach, expanding the potential of craft-based processes within 21st Century digital technologies. She enjoys working collaboratively across the fields of ceramics, glass and printmaking exploring new and innovative approaches to material interventions. Her collaborations have included working with The Brontë Society, The National Trust, Spode, The Museum of Royal Worcester, Bilston Craft Gallery and The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

She has been awarded prizes for works exhibited at the British Glass Biennale and The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.