Born and Citizenship
Kimberly, BC. Canadian

Education

“Secrets Revealed” Hot Sculpture with Scott Darlington February 2012

The Corning Glass Museum, Corning, New York, Looking at Patterns and August 2003 Murrini with Giles Bettison.

The Corning Glass Museum, Corning, New York, Cane work with June 2001 Ralph Mossman.

Red Deer College. “Hot Casting – Casting Hot” with Mitchell Gaudet and June 1999 Mark Gibeau.

Espace Verre. Working Solid Glass with Ferdinand Thierot. May 1996

Pilchuck Glass School. Explorations in Hot Glass Decoration with Summer 1994 Hiroshi Yamano.

Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. Graduated with a Diploma of Art Therapy. 1993

Pilchuck Glass School. Advanced Glass Blowing (juried class) with Summer 1992 Bob Carlson and Petr Novotny.

University of Victoria Graduate. B.F.A. with honors in printmaking. 1990

Apprenticed in glass with David New-Small at New-Small and Sterling Studio Glass. 1985-1995

Professional Experience

Guest Lecturer at Opus Art Supply in Victoria Feb. 2018

Instructor at ACAD – Cane + Murrini May 2017

Instructor at Red Deer College – “Holy Toledo” July 2012

Guest Lecturer at Emily Carr School of Arts “Pattern” February 2012

Instructor at Red Deer College – “20 Ways to be a Blower” July 2011

Instructor at Red Deer College – X – travaganza July 2010

Instructor at Red Deer College – “Glassblo Inferno” July/Aug. 2009

Instructor at Red Deer College – “Molten Madness” July/Aug. 2008

Jury for CABC’s Contemporary Craft in BC: Excellence Within Diversity. Crafts Association of BC. Vancouver. BC April 2007

Instructor at Red Deer College – “Bubblicious” May/June 2007

Proprietor of Starfish Glassworks. 1997- 2007

Guest Lecturer for the BCGAA An Overview of Canadian Glass Art and what to collect Aug.2006

Instructor at Red Deer College – “Bubble Trouble” August 2006

Treasurer for GAAC. 2004 –2006

Instructor at Red Deer College – “BBQ” – Blow Better Quality. May/June 2004

Instructor at Red Deer College – “BYOB” –Blow Your Own Bubble. July 2003

Received Circle Craft Scholarship. 2003

Instructor at Red Deer College – “Some Like it Hot”. August 2002

Instructor at Red Deer College – “Beginning Glassblowing”. June 2000

Consultant to the city of Victoria. Design team member for the Broad Street 2000 Revitalization Project.

Pole -Turners, Pilchuck Glass School. May 1999

Guest Artist at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB. 1998

West Coast Representative for GAAC. 1997

Taught Beginner Glassblowing Workshops at Andrighetti Glassworks. 1996-1999

Guest Speaker at the GAAC Conference in Montreal. Topic – V6, “Six Heads 1996 Are Better Than One”.

West Coast Representative for GAAC. 1996

Received Circle Craft Scholarship. 1996

West Coast Representative for GAAC. 1995

Volunteer for BCGAA. 1993 and 1994

Founding member of V6. 1994 – 2001

Publications

Focus – Gather Heat Repeat June 2014

Craft Perception and Practice Volume III – cover and featured article Dec. 2008

Galleries West – Master Glass. Fall 2006

Artists Profile published in Glass Gazette. Spring 2006

New Glass Review 2005

Artichoke – Featured in Special Edition No.2, Vol.14, No.4. 2002

Artists Profile published in Glass Gazette. Spring 1993

Monday Magazine – “Catching Fire”. June 2001

Pursuit Magazine – “The Heat of the Moment”. Dec. 2001

Featured in Focus on Women Magazine – “Lisa Samphire – Living off Starfish”. Aug. 2000

Boulevard Magazine – “Some Like it Hot – The Artists of Starfish Glassworks”. Jan. 1999

Architectural Commissions

Private Home in Saanich, BC. Large lighting installation 2005

Magnolia Hotel, Victoria, B.C. Wall sculptures for the Steakhouse restaurant. 1998

Agriculture Canada Research Centre, University of Saskatoon. Hanging seed mobile. 1997

Hotel Vancouver. Wall pieces and curtain finials. Joint installation with Gary Bolt. 1996

Science World, Vancouver, B.C. Joint educational installation with Live Wire Design. 1990

Exhibitions and Awards:

40 Anniversary Show Circle Craft, Vancouver, BC July/Aug 2018

“Gifted: Clay and Glass” CACGV, Victoria, BC. Group show December 2012

“Samphire Fusion” Circle Craft, Vancouver, BC Collaboration with Mum July 2012

“Captured Light” The Old School House, Qualicum Beach, BC. Solo show August 2009

“Instructors Show” Bilton Contemporary Art Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta. July/August 2009

Selected to represent Canada at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South Korea Sept./Nov. 2009

4 pieces purchased by the Federal Government for the National Art Collection, Canada 2008 

“Old Techniques Seen New” Gallerie Elena Lee, Montreal, Quebec April 2008

“Contemporary Craft in BC:Excellence within Diversity” Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC Feb./April 2008

Captured Light: 8th Biennial BC Glass Art Exhibition. Aisenstadt Space, SFU. Vancouver, BC August 2007

Surface Decoration. Pendulum Gallery. Vancouver, BC August 2007

Works Art and Design Festival. Stanley Milner Public Library. Edmonton AB July/August 2007

Lucent: A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Glass. Illingworth Kerr Gallery. Calgary, AB May/June 2007

Windows the Principals of Starfish Glassworks. Petroff Gallery. Toronto, Ont. Dec. 2006

Through The Glass. Douglas College. New Westminster, BC. Two persons Exhibition Nov. 2006

Patterns In Light. Circle Craft. Vancouver, BC. Solo Show August 2006

Transform/Transmit/ Translate. BCGAA members show. Vancouver, BC. Honourable Mention August 2006

Group Show. Summit Gallery. Banff, Alberta. Summer 2006

Table Wares. Circle Craft Invitational. The Atrium. Vancouver, BC. July/August 2006

Morna Tudor, Lisa Samphire and Gary Bolt of Starfish Glassworks Exhibit. May 2006 Harbinger Gallery. Waterloo, Ontario.

GAAC Members Exhibition. Red Deer College. Red Deer, Alberta. May 2006

“Factor 3”. Group Exhibit. West End Gallery. Edmonton, Alberta. May 2006

Circle Craft Scholarship Exhibition. The Atrium. Vancouver, BC. August 2005

Continuity:Glass in 2005. Post Picasso International online group exhibition. 2005

Starfish Glassworks at Chachkas. Chachkas. Vancouver, BC. August 2005

Go Big, Go Blue. Three person show. Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC. June, 2005

Translucent/Transscendent. BCGAA members juried exhibition. Vancouver, BC. August 2005

PATTERN. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, BC. Solo Show May 2005

Starfish Glassworks at Chachkas. Chachkas. Vancouver, BC. August 2004

Spin. Circle Craft Invitational exhibition. The Atrium. Vancouver, BC. August 2004

Recording Exhibition. BCGAA jurried show. Simon Fraser University. Burnaby, BC. 2004 

Starfish Glassworks. Three Person Show. The Guild Shop. Toronto, Ontario. April 2004

Arrivals & Departures. BCGAA Annual Members Show. The Round House. Nov.2003 Vancouver, B.C.

Samphire, Samphire and Beale, Images and Objects. September 2003

Community Arts Council of White Rock and District Gallery. White Rock, B.C.

A Retrospective. Circle Craft Invitational Group Show. Pendulum Gallery. Vancouver, BC. July 2003

The Best Of Canadian Glass, Group Show. Sandra Ainsley Gallery. Toronto, Ont. May 2003

GAAC Members Show. Harbour Front Gallery. Toronto, Ont. May 2003

Cheers! Group Show at Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, B.C. December, 2002

Kittrell/Riffkind Anniversary Show. Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass. Invitational. Dallas,Texas. October 2002

Group Exhibition with Gary Bolt and Morna Tudor. Petroff Gallery. Toronto, Ont. 2002

Extreme West. A Show of Hands. Toronto, Ontario. October 2002

Molten Obsessions. New-Small & Sterling Studio Glass. Vancouver, BC. Sept. 2002

Recording Exhibition. Simon Fraser University, Juried BCGAA members show.

Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.Vancouver, B.C. August 2002

Kaleidochrome. Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, B.C. Solo Show May, 2002

Lisa Samphire, Gary Bolt and Morna Tudor. Galerie Elena Lee. Montreal, P.Q. April 2002

Challenge Minds Change Worlds. Maltwood Gallery. University of Victoria. B.C. April, 2002

Perfume Bottle Show. Group invitational Kitrell Riffkind Gallery. Dallas Texas 2002

Goblet Show, Group Exhibition. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, B.C. Feb. 2002

Glass Art XIII. BCGAA Juried Group Show. The Atrium. Vancouver, B.C., October 2001

Award of Merit
Candles and Light. Group Exhibition. Starfish Glassworks Gallery, Victoria, BC Nov/Dec. 2001

Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition. Invitational Group Exhibition. Galerie Elena Lee. Montreal, PQ. Sept. 2001

Canadian Art Glass. Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass. Dallas, Texas. Sept. 2001

Group Show. Crow Valley Gallery. Eastsound, Washington. July 2001

Hard Water, Glass Artists on H20, New-Small & Sterling Studio Glass, March 2001 Vancouver, B.C.

The Group of Starfish. Group Exhibition. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, BC. 2001

Essence ‘2001’. Invitational Exhibition. Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, B.C. Feb. 2001

Recording Exhibition. Juried BCGAA Members Show, September 2000

Simon Fraser University Gallery. Burnaby, BC. Honourable Mention.

Glass Art XII. BCGAA Jurried Exhibition. The Atrium. Vancouver, BC. 2000

Millennium Glass. GAAC Members Show. Red Deer College. Red Deer, Alberta. May 2000

Western Glass Invitational. Stephen Lowe Gallery. Calgary, Alberta. May 2000

Box Set Show. Group Invivtaional. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, B.C. December 2000

Essence ‘2000’. Group Invitational. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, B.C. Feb. 2000

V6 Exhibition. Material Matters. Toronto, Ont. Nov. 2000

Contemporary Glass Invitational. Goldsberry Gallery. Dallas, Texas. Jan.-Feb. 2000

Glass Art XI. BCGAA juried group show. Vancouver Library. Vancouver, B.C. 1999

Octoberfest 1999, The Art of Beer. New-Small & Sterling Studio Glass. Oct. 1999 Vancouver, B.C.

Box Set Show. Group Invitational. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, B.C. Dec. 1999

Dieci. Group Invitattional. Tenth Anniversary Show. Andrighetti Glassworks Gallery. Vancouver, B.C. July 1999

Efflorescence. Group Invitational. The Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC. May 1999

Essence ‘99’. Group Invitational. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, B.C. Feb. 1999

Octoberfest 1998, The Art of Beer. Group Invitational. New-Small & Sterling Studio Glass. Vancouver, BC. Oct. 1998

Glass Art X. BCGAA juried show. The Vancouver Library. Vancouver, B.C. Sept. 1998

Canadian Glass. Group Exhibition. Westend Gallery. Victoria, B.C. July 1998

June Bugs. Group Invitational. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, B.C. June 1998

Northern Fire. V6 group exhibition. Real Mother Goose. Portland, Or. June 1998

BCGAA and Simon Fraser Recorded Exhibition, “Hot Glass”. juried show. April 1998 Simon Fraser Gallery. Burnaby, BC.

Essence ‘98’. Group Invitational. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, BC. Feb. 1998

Flower Exhibition. The Flower Count in Victoria. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, B.C. Feb. 1998

V6 Collaborates: Animal,Mineral,Vegatable. Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, B.C. Oct. 1997

V6 Collaborates. Andrighetti Glassworks Gallery. Vancouver, B.C. Sept. 1997

Perfume Bottle Show. Group Invitational Exhibition. Circle Craft, Vancouver, B.C. Feb. 1997

Glass Art IX. Annual Juried Exhibition of BCGAA. Vancouver, BC. 1996

The Marriage of Hot glass and Metal. Lisa Samphire and Naoko Takenouchi. Circle Craft Gallery. Vancouver B.C. August 1996

V6 Hot Stuff! A Kaleidoscope of Modern Art Glass. Gallery at Salishan. July 1996 Gleneden Beach, Oregon.

Where’s the Content/Context? V6: Hot off the Coast. Juried exhibition. 1996. The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Waterloo, Ontario.

BCGAA and Simon Fraser Recording Exhibition. Juried show. July 1996 Simon Fraser Gallery. Burnaby, BC.

V6: The “Vancouver 6” Come to Colorado. Pismo Gallery. Denver, Colorado. May 1996

Showing at the Vancouver International Airport. Richmond, BC. 1996

V6: The New Glass Age. The Grove Gallery. Whistler, BC. Feb. 1996

V6: Vancouver Glass. The Ontario Craft Council. Toronto, Ont. Jan. 1996

Glass Art VII. BCGAA juried show. The Vancouver Library. Vancouver, BC. Sept. 1995

V6 Group Show. The Alberta Craft Council. Edmonton, Alberta. Sept. 1995

V6 Too Hot to Handle. Major Exhibition. The Canadian Craft Museum. Vancouver, BC. Feb.-March 1995

V6 Exhibition. Caswell Gallery. Troutdale, Oregon. Dec. 1994

V6 Debut Exhibition. Andrighetti Glassworks Gallery. Vancouver, BC. Oct. 1994

Glass Art VI. BCGAA juried show. Bank of Hong Kong. Vancouver, BC. Sept. 1994

Real Living Colour. Maple Ridge Art Gallery. Maple Ridge, BC. Solo exhibition Aug. 1994

Anacortes Arts Festival. Invited B.C. artists. Anacortes, Washington. July 1994

BCGAA and Simon Fraser Recording Exhibition. Juried show. July 1994 Simon Fraser Gallery. Burnaby, B.C.

Refractions/Directions. GAAC members show. May 1994 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Waterloo, Ontario.

Retrospective. Group show. Stood:eo. Vancouver, BC. March 1994

B.C. Glass Artists Invitational Show. Courtyard Gallery. Oakland, CA. March 1994

Cool Hot Glass. Crafthouse. Vancouver, B.C.Solo exhibition. Feb. 1994

Two Person Show. Stood:eo. Vancouver, B.C. Nov. 1993

Glass Art V. Bank of Hong Kong. Vancouver, B.C. Award of excellence Sept. 1993

Environmental Glass. Group Exhibition. Langley Centennial Museum. Langley, B.C. July 1993

Black Magic.Invitational Group Exhibition. New-Small and Sterling Studio Glass. Vancouver, BC. 1992

Conference Members Show. Granville Island. Vancouver, BC. 1992

A Celebration of Life and Laughter. Group Exhibition. Maple Ridge, BC. 1992

New Works 1992. Cartwright Gallery. Granville Island. Vancouver, BC. 1992

Goblet Show. Andrighetti Glassworks Gallery. Vancouver, BC. Award of Excellence 1991

Candlestick Show. Invitational Group Show. Crafthouse. Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. 1991

Surrey Art Gallery. Surrey, BC. 1991

BCGAA Exhibition. Juried Group Exhibition. Cartwright Gallery. Vancouver, BC. 1990

Abounding Treasures Outside the Ring. University of Victoria. Victoria, BC. 1990

B.C. Festival of the Arts. Victoria Representative. Abortsford, BC. 1989

Member of the Crescent Beach Artists at Hand since 1987. We exhibit our works annually.