I was born in Sydney, Australia, but lived most of my life in Canberra until recently moving to Brisbane, Queensland 2003.
I began began my creative journey into the visual arts with a Bachelor in Education with major and minor studies in Ceramics and Graphic Arts at both Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education and the University of Canberra.
As a practitioner of the creative arts and Education, I have been fortunate to shared my knowledge, skills and expertise with students and peers at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. During a professional sabbatical, I worked on-call at National Gallery of Australia (Canberra) in the areas of Education and Public Programs, as well as several short term tutoring positions at the University of Canberra (Education Faculty).
After a year long stay in London in 2002, my focus changed from ceramics to glass and in particular, hand made glass beads and the ancient art form of lampworking.
Today, my beads are made on a modern duel fuelled torch. I use Italian, German and Czech glass, each renown for its particular property and special characteristics. All jewellery made by me Liz DeLuca, contains my hand made art glass beads that are created in my Brisbane studio in Queensland.