Born and bred in Manchester, England, Lisa Villarospo has always been a Lancashire lass with an Italian heart. From a young age, she always dreamt of becoming a professional artist, beginning a love affair with art in all of its many forms and mediums until she finally broke into the world of commercial glass art in 2005.

Lisa honed her glass making skills and soon made her presence known in the world of fused glass art. Being half Venetian, her love of Murano glass has influenced her greatly, as can be seen in the striking colours used in her own glass art. Together with The House of Ugly Fish, Lisa has transformed the perception of fused glass from a simple craft to something that can be recognised as legitimate artwork, and established a place for fused glass art alongside art on canvas and art in frames.

Although Lisa loved Manchester in all its glory, having grown up and made memories there her whole life, she had always hoped that one day she would live by the sea. She finally was able to realise that dream when she and The House of Ugly Fish relocated to the scenic shores of Anglesey, in North Wales.

“Once made, each piece is like one of my children going out into the World.”
– Lisa Villarospo