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Lisa Oakley

Lisa Oakley began blowing glass in 1994 when she immediately fell in love with the heat and fluidity of molten glass. She knew that glass was the creative outlet for which she had been searching and went on to build the first hot glass art studio in eastern North Carolina.

Much of Lisa's inspiration comes from the complexity of colors and patterns found in nature. Her work conveys a feeling of organic movement and texture, both visual and tactile.

Her work includes both decorative and functional vases, bowls, platters and ornaments. She is also one of the few American glassblowers making furnace-pulled glass beads, which she then uses to create her own original line of jewelry.

Lisa Oakley's hot glass studio is nestled between a forest and group of buildings housing both glassblowers and potters on the grounds of Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor, North Carolina. Her parents, Sid and Pat Oakley, both potters, started the gallery with their own work in 1968. Over the last fifty-three years it has grown to support more than ten resident artists and over 250 regional and national craftspeople. Lisa splits her time between blowing glass and operating the gallery.

  • Whiskey Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Extremely versatile, this sideways oriented pumpkin coordinates well with any color family. Inspired by the warmth of whiskey, it is a soft glowing...

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  • Autumn Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    An array of fall colors float on this pumpkin like autumn leaves blowing in the crisp, cool breeze. Light and airy with a curled, golden brown stem...

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  • Wicked Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $59.00

    This pumpkin defies gravity! A translucent emerald green with beautiful optics paying homage to the Emerald City. A golden curled stem tops off thi...

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  • Pumpkinseed Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Joy-filled like a day of pumpkin carving! This traditional pumpkin is light and translucent with a pleasing visual texture. Topped with a curled ir...

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  • Spellbound Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    A lovely watery blue pumpkin dusted on the bottom with slightly iridescent flecks suggesting pixie dust from a recently cast spell. An iridescent g...

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  • Fall Sunset Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Sitting gracefully on its side, this rich colored pumpkin is accented by a dark shimmering stem. In direct light the luminescent glass casts a suns...

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  • Roasted Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    With warm and rich color, and nostalgic of fall pumpkin treats, this pumpkin stands gracefully alone and also mixes well with other fall decoration...

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    Shoreline Ornament

    Lisa Oakley
    from $23.00

    Inspired by luminescent shells along a sandy beach, this ornament is a perfect addition to your beach home or a reminder of your favorite ocean get...

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  • Charmed Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $59.00

    A luscious green pumpkin, Charmed is sandblasted for a sensuous satin finish.  Oriented on its side and topped with a gestural stem, it richly comp...

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  • Tangerine Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    This traditional pumpkin has a playful spirit. With colorful flecks of different shades of orange, it draws the eye and will brighten your fall déc...

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    Festive Ornament

    Lisa Oakley
    from $23.00

    Get that wonderful feeling anytime of the year with this festive ornament featuring swirls of red, green and white glass! Created by Lisa Oakley in...

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    Lapis Ornament

    Lisa Oakley
    from $23.00

    A lovely deep blue ornament with white and light blue accents. Created by Lisa Oakley in her Cedar Creek Gallery studio, this ornament is available...

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  • Glass Slipper Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    This striking, clear glass pumpkin is distinctively contemporary or elegantly traditional, depending on the setting. It’s finished with a rich gold...

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  • Dangle Earrings

    Lisa Oakley
    $55.00

    These earrings are crafted from handblown furnace-pulled glass beads by Cedar Creek Gallery studio artist Lisa Oakley. These earrings measure about...

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  • Crisp Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $69.00

    This apple green pumpkin has been sandblasted, giving it a silky, satin finish. Oriented on  its side, it is completed with a graceful black stem. ...

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  • Cornucopia Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    This pumpkin boasts a traditional color with flecks of gold and brown symbolizing the abundance of the fall harvest. Hand blown glass finished with...

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  • Raven Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $89.00

    Attractive and sophisticated, this matte black pumpkin is paired with a warm brown stem. Its moody dark tones compliment many color groupings, and ...

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  • Twilight Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Like the transition from day to night, this pumpkin is airy yet ominous. Beautifully crafted by combining clear and black glass, it will bring a sp...

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  • Glass Bead Necklace

    Lisa Oakley
    $110.00

    These necklaces are crafted from handblown furnace-pulled glass beads by Cedar Creek Gallery studio artist Lisa Oakley. The necklaces measure appro...

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  • Glass Pear - Small

    Lisa Oakley
    $75.00

    Lisa Oakley has created a small glass pear that's sure to be a beautiful addition to your home! Crafted in Lisa's studio at Cedar Creek Gallery, th...

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  • Dangle Earrings

    Lisa Oakley
    $69.00

    These earrings are crafted from handblown furnace-pulled glass beads by Cedar Creek Gallery studio artist Lisa Oakley. These earrings measure about...

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    Lantana Ornament

    Lisa Oakley
    from $23.00

    Just like the sun-loving lantana plant, this ornament will bring the beauty and color of lantana blooms to your home during the holidays or all yea...

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    Summer Ornament

    Lisa Oakley
    from $23.00

    Bring the sun and happiness of summer into your home all year long with this beautiful ornament! Created by Lisa Oakley in her Cedar Creek Gallery...

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    Liberty Ornament

    Lisa Oakley
    from $23.00

    Red, white, and blue ornament for the holidays or throughout the year! Created by Lisa Oakley in her Cedar Creek Gallery studio, this ornament is a...

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  • Murrini Vase

    Lisa Oakley
    $425.00

    Like a garden in summer, bouquets of murrine milefiori bloom around the colorful green core of this blown glass vessel. Blossoms are layered to cre...

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  • Murrini Vase

    Lisa Oakley
    $525.00

    Like a garden in summer, bouquets of murrine milefiori bloom around the colorful blue core of this blown glass vessel. Blossoms are layered to crea...

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  • Glass Bead Necklace

    Lisa Oakley
    $175.00

    This necklace is crafted from handblown furnace-pulled glass beads by Cedar Creek Gallery studio artist Lisa Oakley. The necklace chain measures 20...

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  • Glass Bead Necklace

    Lisa Oakley
    $95.00

    These necklaces are crafted from handblown furnace-pulled glass beads by Cedar Creek Gallery studio artist Lisa Oakley. Necklace chain is an adjust...

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  • Glass Bead Necklace

    Lisa Oakley
    $265.00

    This necklace is crafted from handblown furnace-pulled glass beads by Cedar Creek Gallery studio artist Lisa Oakley. The necklace chain measures 20...

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  • Glass Pear - Large

    Lisa Oakley
    $105.00

    Lisa Oakley has created a large, heavy glass pear that's sure to be a beautiful addition to your home! Crafted in Lisa's studio at Cedar Creek Gall...

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  • Glass Lemon

    Lisa Oakley
    $57.00

    One hand-blown, matte-finish glass lemon. Handcrafted by Cedar Creek Gallery studio artist Lisa Oakley in her on-site studio. Each lemon measures a...

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