A natural affinity for technology and a degree in computer science found Pilisa at the helm of a software company at a young age. She and a group of friends founded FTP Software, a very successful venture that went public in 1994 on NASDAQ, and when she left the company, Pilisa was able to retire at age 33. Then began the journey of spiritual and creative evolution that brought her to found her own studio, AMusinGlass, a glass art cooperative based in Sedona, Arizona.
In 1995, Pilisa also founded the Ringing Rocks Foundation, an organization devoted to the study of indigenous spiritual traditions. She divided her time between the U.S. and Australia and managed the Foundation until 2009, when she made the commitment to pursue art full time.
Creative all her life, Pilisa worked in many different media until she discovered the magic of fusing glass with heat to create art that is no only beautiful, but effective! Clients in receipt of her intention plates have experienced manifestations of the emotional quality infused into the piece.
Setting intentions has guided her throughout her life and the creation of her art, her location, her travels, and her endeavors. In keeping with this process, her ‘intention plates’ are custom-made for individual clients. The greater scope of her work includes glass bowls, plates, wall art, light sconces, home décor items, and full architectural installations of glass – all available for home or business.
Always driven by inner guidance and purposeful intent, Pilisa sees the value of her work as it applies to the home or business environment, with its qualities of beauty, inspiration and healing. Lighting is an integral part of any physical environment, and in any built environment, an inspired art lighting fixture can elevate the look of the building beyond the ordinary. The possibilities for beautiful glass in the home or business are endless and exciting.
The use for beautiful glass within the built environment is unlimited – from light sconces as focal points in living rooms to beautiful dishes and trays in the dining room, to entire walls of glass that bring any home’s nurturing essence alive. For both new and renovating build-outs, unique art glass pieces can be custom-made with collaboration between the artist and home or business owner, interior designer or architect.
Working with the owner or architect allows Pilisa to custom design every piece to coordinate with the colors, shapes, and existing elements of the home or business. Seamless integration of the art with its environment is the result of careful study and planning, as well as intuitive guidance, Let Pilisa work with you to create art that you will enjoy having around you every day.
Where color and texture come alive through the magical alchemy of fused glass. Do your home and work spaces feel beautiful and inspiring? Are you looking for a splash of creative color to spark your own creative energy? We create beautiful and functional pieces of art glass in unique handmade designs for your home or work space.