Lisa Ferreira Jones of Ember Grove
Growing up in Maine, with its abundant natural resources and beauty, has had a significant influence on my creativity. By making my own papers, I can convey a sensitivity and detail of nature that cannot be obtained by other methods. I hand harvest natural elements such as flowers and seeds to add texture, color, and design to my papers. I observe the aspects of the natural line formation in Maine’s coastline and plant life and bring my studies to the studio, where I create my voice of nature. Translating my inspirations into botanically inspired wire forms, I solder, braze, or weld these structures together to use with my own handmade papers and often include wood or metal as an accent. I then apply my handmade papers to each sculpture and then electrify it to create a cocoon of light, an ember glow. I love combining multiple mediums to create unique lighting, home décor, accessories and jewelry that are heirloom quality. My creations take the outdoors in, enabling the enjoyment and interaction with nature on a daily basis. Every piece is one-of-a-kind; no batch of paper is ever alike, just as no form is ever the same and custom orders are always welcome.