It's hard to believe that Lisa, creator of original ceramics, was once a bank clerk. Come again? 'Yes, I worked in the TSB in Liverpool, until one day I sat there at my desk, feeling so down, and thought, "I've got to get out of here". The next week I enrolled on an art course. 'Now she's snowed under with orders for her delicate (yet surprisingly robust) handmade designs, made from layers of clay tubes. How much? Pieces, from £60. Cone bowl (above), £250. Tracking her down. Lisa's work is available in Liberty.