Lisa Head Harbidge
Region: Outside BC
Lisa Harbidge (nee Head) was born in Red Deer, Alberta, and after several household moves has been settled in Rocky Mountain House since 1992, where she established Spirit Rider Studio. A love for the creative process, had lead Lisa to enroll in the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) following high school. The programming requirements suited her perfectly, as she experimented with different materials in the various art departments. Lisa graduated with a major in sculpture where she was able to combine the freedom of creative process with various mediums. While attending ACAD she began working for a prominent art glass studio in Calgary. The owner was keen to be on the developing edge of new techniques for the very traditional art form, which presented new challenges. This formed the basis of skills for moving forward with her career. Lisa now balances studio time with teaching glass art, producing work for galleries, private commissions, her passion for golden retrievers and a ranch.