“I’ve been working in clay for over 30 years as a result of studying ceramics at Arkansas State University and the University of Delaware. After teaching public school art for ten years, I began making art on a full time basis in 2007.
“In 1999, I began to focus on recreating the Mississippian Period pottery found in abundance in the Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri area where I was raised. Extensive research and input and encouragement from several archaeologists enabled me to develop the skill to produce fine art quality reproductions. I use time honored methods and authentic materials to create pieces with integrity and respect for the original potters and their pottery.”
— Lisa Crews
Lisa Crews also re-creates French Faience and English Delftware pottery from the 17th and 18th centuries. Her work is integrated into the newly renovated exhibits in the Jones Archaeological Museum at Moundville Archaeological Park, Alabama. She also has work in collections at Arkansas State University, Parkin Archeological State Park in Arkansas, Southeast Missouri State University, Historic Rock Castle in Tennessee and numerous private collections.