It has been Lea’s lifelong dream to make a living as an artist.  As a teenager, a bone tumor in her spine taught her the lesson that has defined her as an artist – life is too short not to pursue what you love.

She enjoys creating large-scale sculptural installations, custom lighting, & vessels that delight & inspire.  She has studied with some of the world’s most esteemed glass masters at Scuola del Vetroe Abate Zanetti in Murano, Red Deer College in Canada, Pilchuck Glass School, Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Penland School of Crafts.  

Her work is part of art collections at Kaiser Permanente, Marriott, California Bank & Trust, Novartis, Sharp Medical Center, Rady Children’s Hospital, City of Vista Civic Center, Westwood Medical Plaza, Professional Hospital Supply, Inc., L’Auberge Del Mar, Aveda, and Vistage as well as other public & private collections worldwide.