Volcano Art Center Featured Artists

Lisa Louise Adams

Lisa Louise Adams–painter, potter, printmaker, bookmaker, papermaker, jeweler, poet and quilter–lives in the lush rainforest village of Volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she works out of her Spiral Triangle Studios. Her work has been displayed in numerous invitational and juried exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally for almost twenty years.

Adams grew up in Southern California and since then has traveled across the United States and in Mexico, spent almost a year traveling in 22 European countries, lived for a year in Tanzania, East Africa and studied art for seven months in Florence, Italy.

She began experimenting in various media while studying art at nine universities, including the renowned Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.

She teaches ongoing adult and children’s pottery classes at the Spiral Triangle Studios and has taught K – 6th graders at the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. She was one of the two Visual Artists on the writing team for the Hawaii State Grade Level Guide to the Arts (a project to further develop the State’s arts curriculum for elementary schools, and she was one of four Visual Arts Specialists for the Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education’s “Arts First Institutes.” She currently teaches artists and educators easy ways to incorporate arts into the classroom.