Lisa Schnellinger is an artist based in Atlanta who specializes in cast and kilncarved glass forms. She often works with transparent glass, and also incorporates elements of ceramics and photo imagery. She owns and manages Fused Light Studio in the Rail Arts District just outside Decatur, GA, a space for all levels of artists to develop skills and experiment with kilnformed glass as a medium. Her previous artwork was primarily photography, part of her international career in journalism. During 25 years of work and travel in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, she observed dozens of visual cultures and assimilated them into her art.