Education and Training:
BA in English Literature, Douglass College of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1982
Graduate Study in Ceramics, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 1983-1984
Post Graduate Study in Ceramics, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1984-1986
MFA, with a Concentration in Ceramics, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada, 1986-1988
Connection to Bucks County:
In addition to being a long-time resident of Doylestown, PA, Naples founded the Elephant’s Eye Bucks County Artists Studio Tour in 2008. This annual tour offers the public a unique chance to enter into artists’ private homes and studios, which are normally closed to visitors during the year. In addition, the tour encourages community members to interact with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists in an informal environment and enables collectors to develop relationships with artists. Approximately 12-13 artists participate in the tour each year.
Affiliations, Memberships, Schools:
Naples founded the Elephant’s Eye Bucks County Artists Studio Tour in 2008.
Influences and Teachers:
The two teachers who have most influenced Lisa Naples' artistic development are William Daley, whom she met during her post-graduate studies at the University of the Arts, and Ka Kwong Hui, whose acquaintance she made as an undergraduate at the Douglass College of Rutgers University.
Artistic Community and Colleagues:
Her colleagues include potters Julia Galloway, Michael Simon, Ron Meyers, Ellen Shankin, Linda Christianson, Joan Bruneau, and Mathew Metz, and sculptors Lisa Clague, Arthur Gonzales, Debra Fritts, and Jack Thompson.