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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.

  • Mermaid Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    With the iridescence of a mermaid’s tail splashing in the water, this pumpkin will transport you straight to the ocean. Leaning on it’s side with a...

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  • Twilight Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Spooky and elegant, this pumpkin would look great with any decor. Webbed black pattern on clear blown glass, topped with a striking black stem. And...

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  • Whispy Sky Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Feathery pale blue against a clear background, this pumpkin feels like a light winter sky. The blown glass body is completed with a golden brown cu...

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  • Emerald Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    This sparkling emerald green hand blown glass pumpkin is beautiful and magnificent. Completed with a curling golden brown stem. And just like real ...

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  • Blue Sapphire Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Rich and vibrant like a gemstone, this hand blown glass pumpkin is a striking sapphire hue. Oriented on its side, it’s finished with a curling gold...

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  • Crisp Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Bright and crisp like a cool fall day at the apple orchard. This pumpkin coordinates well with traditional orange as well as with shades of turquoi...

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  • Blue Apatite Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Sparkling translucent hand blown glass, reminiscent of the stone blue apatite. This brilliant, festive pumpkin will brighten any room. Finished wit...

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  • Satin Seaside Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $59.00

    Subdued hue, reminiscent of the coast with a luscious satin finish. This blown glass pumpkin is topped with a pale golden stem. And just like real ...

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  • Satin Lagoon Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $59.00

    Watery with a touch of crisp green and a curving black stem, this blown glass pumpkin has a luscious matte finish. And just like real pumpkins, no ...

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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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  • 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 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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  • Reef Bowl - Small

    Lisa Oakley
    $110.00

    Small glass reef bowl handblown by Cedar Creek Gallery studio artist Lisa Oakley. This beautiful bowl is predominantly shades of orange, and also h...

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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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  • 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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