Lula Torgersen was born and raised in Brazil and now owns a home studio and lives in Houston, Texas. Her artistic vein runs in the family. Her parents were oil painters and used to own an art gallery in Rio de Janeiro. After marriage, she started an expatriate life that has broadened her perspective. The cultural aspects from her country of origin as well as those other nations she has visited inspire her everyday. Colors and nature play an important role in her work. Originally a graphic designer, she has not limited herself to printed materials. She has explored an incredible variety of media in order to express her inner emotions. Once she found glass, though, she found herself.
"Crafts have been part of my life from the beginning. My artist parents raised me in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I learned from a young age to explore a variety of materials to express myself. My passion for glasswork started on my first visit to Murano, Italy. While living for a few years in Denmark I had the chance to travel around, visiting every studio and factory throughout Scandinavia and observing the various techniques. Finally I discovered glass fusing. It was love at first try. Since then my passion for glasswork has consumed my mind day and night. Many of my pieces reflect my experiences from back home or the influences I have accumulated through years of my expatriate life."