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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mardi Gras Ornament

    Lisa Oakley
    from $23.00

    Inspired by the colors and party atmosphere of Mardi Gras, this ornament will brighten your home with its vibrant, multi-color mix of opaque and tr...

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  • Crisp Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $69.00

    This vivid apple-green pumpkin has been delicately sandblasted, leaving its surface as smooth as a satin sheet. Expertly orientated on its side, it...

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  • Cornucopia Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    This pumpkin radiates with the traditional colors of fall, showcasing flecks of gold and brown that represent the bounty of the harvest. Crafted fr...

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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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  • 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 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 - 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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  • Ember Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $59.00

    Like hot coals under a crackling fire, the bright orange color of Ember exudes a radiant glow. You can almost feel the warmth radiating from its lu...

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  • Blue Suede Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $59.00

    This sultry blue pumpkin glows with an alluring hue, radiating elegance and playfulness with its spin away from a traditional pumpkin color. Its sm...

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  • Satin Cornucopia

    Lisa Oakley
    from $59.00

    Embodying the timeless essence of the fall season, this remarkable blown glass pumpkin showcases a traditional color palette that pays homage to th...

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  • Plum Crazy Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    With layers of rich purple tones, Plum Crazy offers a captivating twist on traditional fall colors. Whether displayed with or set apart from its or...

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  • Hayride Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Indulge yourself in the whimsical charm of Hayride, and let it transport you to a nostalgic autumn experience. The light, translucent surface of th...

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  • Rainbow Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Prepare to be mesmerized by the vibrant explosion of colors in this exquisite blown glass pumpkin. Against a clear background, a kaleidoscope of co...

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  • Wild Moss Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $59.00

    Wild Moss serves as a tranquil oasis amid everyday life, a window into the beauty of the natural world. As you gaze upon it, let it transport your ...

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  • Dark Lagoon Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Oriented on its side, Dark Lagoon is an elegant pumpkin. When lit from underneath or in a ray of sunshine, it glistens like water. In lower light, ...

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  • Misty Lagoon Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Oriented on its side, Dark Lagoon is an elegant pumpkin. When lit from underneath or in a ray of sunshine, it glistens like water. In lower light, ...

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  • Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Behold the epitome of a classic pumpkin, the embodiment of tradition and timeless charm. Pumpkin Pie captures the essence of the quintessential pum...

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  • Pink Lady Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Whether it brings to mind the iconic cocktail, or the rosy hue of the autumn apple, Pink Lady, is a striking blown glass pumpkin. Complimenting the...

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  • Gold Iris Pumpkin

    Lisa Oakley
    from $49.00

    Gold Iris is a breathtaking shade of light amber, exuding the essence of autumnal beauty. Its translucence allows light to pass through with a warm...

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