Author and fine artist Lisa Anderson Shaffer is best known for her photography project + book

THESE THREE THINGS published by Running Press in 2018 and her collection of modern fiber

jewelry designs for ZELMA ROSE. Developed from a desire to isolate beautiful and unusual natural

found objects and family heirlooms to better appreciate their narrative, Lisa's photography captures

objects in a field guide like style under a "microscope" of light and examined vulnerability.

She holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a MS in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University. Along with a former practicing psychotherapist, Lisa is a former 3-time California Arts Council Artist in Residence Recipient, along with an Academy of Handmade Awardee for Best Artist in Needlework.

Lisa Anderson Shaffer currently resides and works in the mountains of West Marin County, California.

You can listen to Lisa in the studio as a guest on CRAFTish with host, Vickie Howell,

Raise Your Hand, Say Yes with host Tiffany Han, Close Knit with host Ani Lee and most recently

Dear Handmade Life with host Nicole Stevenson. 

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Photography by Tori Putnam


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