Larissa was born in the mid 80s on the edge of the prairies in Canada. In 2008 she completed her BFA with a major in glass at the Alberta College of Art and Design. In 2009, Larissa moved to the coast temporarily to take a job as a glassblower on Granville Island. After establishing a presence on Granville Island, Larissa began pursuing opportunities throughout Western Canada. She has been Assistant Teacher at Red Deer College and Terminal City Glass Co-op, and has exhibited extensively in Alberta and BC. She now divides her time between Calgary, AB, and Vancouver, BC.
Larissa is interested in a diverse range of topics, including nature, politics, psychology, and history. She loves to travel and take photographs. New experiences and sights feed her creativity. Larissa is inspired by the evolutionary history of plants, and the repetition of life cycles. Her current focus on using glass and mixed media by incorporating ceramic, steel, wool, polymer, and wood as needed has allowed her to develop a distinctive style.