Elysabeth Underhill

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Elysabeth Underhill
Resides: Hartshorn-Dale
Status: Having Fun
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Pelican Companion of the Order of the Laurel Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier Award of the Golden Lyre

Order of the Harlequin Order of the Salamander

Member of the Tadcaster Militia


Mistress Elysabeth Underhill, nicknamed Lissa, (she/her/hers), is currently focused on informally supporting the Arts and Sciences in the East Kingdom, and on working to improve her skill with a rapier. She is working on learning Northern Italian Rapier by taking classes, reading manuals, and attending practices. She is also dabbling in Martial A&S activities and learning more about historic pottery.

Previously to this focus, she spent several years working for the Ministry of Arts and Sciences, and before that her focus was on learning and teaching the art of glass bead making.

Please know that Lissa is always happy to teach her art, discuss research methods (she is a Librarian by profession), or provide general SCA mentorship. Teaching in SCA is extremely important to her, and something she is comfortable doing, so please do not hesitate to ask if you think she can help. She believes that deeper associations and relationships grow out of these initial interactions.

Lissa tends to be a bit busy/preoccupied at events, so contacting her via Facebook (Lissa Underhill) or through e-mail ( is always an alternative way to get in touch.


Note: Lissa prefers to recieve awards in person, and not virtually. She likes supprises, but knows that life does not always make that easy to arrange.


Selected History of Service

  • Exchequer, Hartshorn-dale, 2022-present / Secretary, 2016-2018
  • EK Gazette, Research Article Curator, 2019-present
  • Kingdom Minister of A&S, 2019-2021
  • Kingdom Deputy Minister of A&S, 2018
  • Kingdom A&S Special Deputy, 2017
  • Chancellor of the East Kingdom University, 2011-2013

Lissa has organized multiple A&S competitions, from local baronial championships, to Crown's A&S, and the Pennsic A&S War Point.

Lissa has also coordinated classes for many schola and universisty events on the local, kingdom and society level. Events include: Noisemakers (Bhakail), May-be Event (Iron Bog), Artisans's Village (Hartshorn-dale), Known World Rapier/Costume Symposium, and Pennsic Artisan's Row Glass Display.

Finally, Lissa has taught many A&S classes over years, both related to her primary art of Lampworking, and "meta" A&S classes about research, documentation, and rubrics.


Glass Beads

Lissa's primary art is the making of glass beads. While she has made beads from many time periods, much of her focus has been on recreating glass beads from Early Medieval England (5th-7th century). She has also done research on the social meaning and significance of glass beads in that society. With the help of friends, she has also researched, reconstructed, and made beads on a period-appropriate bead furnace. .If you want help on anything related to glass beads, please just ask. Lissa loves to teach! A&S Blog:


After taking several pottery classes, Lissa has begun researching and attempting to recreate a wide variety of early period pottery. She has also gathered and processed clay, and pit-fired her pottery.