Lisa Sheppy graduated with an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at UWE, Bristol in 2009 with a distinction and based her research on the development of enamel printmaking and warm glass processes. Having initially come from a Fine Art background she found the innovative experimentation into the creative potential of craft disciplines a refreshing new direction for her practice. A resulting outcome from the MA research was ‘Charlotte’s Dress’ a piece which was selected for the ‘British Glass Biennale 2010,’ where it was a prize winner. The series of work was then exhibited at The Brontë Parsonage Museum in a solo show in 2010-2011.
The interdisciplinary nature of her MA study led to her interest in the expanding of boundaries of Fine Art with the use of contemporary craft technologies. From this research she has been developing a series of work based on ‘the lives of women, confinement and secrecy’. A project which began with a fascination with the collection of artefacts in the Brontë Parsonage Museum and the life of Charlotte Brontë has led to her most recent study of eighteenth century ‘pockets’ and the identification ‘token’ collection at The London Foundling Hospital. Her current piece of work ‘Lost Pockets’ is from an ongoing project which has developed her practice further with the use of warm glass, screen printing and textiles.