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Cedar Creek's CUPful show is here! This annual event runs through Feb 26, and features hundreds of mugs and cups from across the United States. Find your favorite!

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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