Lilly utilizes an array of techniques to create her colorful glass art. From building a back ground scene by pouring crushed glass in layers into a glass frame, to layering one color or many different colors on top of each other to create a bright and bold design. Most often, any individual work represents multiple techniques as well as expertise in glass compatibility, gravity, temperature control, color placement, and reaction. The glass is first fired in a kiln to about 1500 degrees F to melting or fusing point. Sometimes multiple firings are needed to create a shape. The glass can be in the kiln for several days before finishing.
Almost entirely self-taught in fused glass, I have attended workshops with Laurie Spray, and David Alcala and studied Stained Glass art with Jan McLane.
Born and raised in Monterey County, I am blessed to be surrounded by the beautiful wide valleys of the California salad bowl and vast views of the Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean. I am inspired by the beautiful colors of the Monterey bay, the blues and greens of the ocean and the many colors of our valleys.
I started working with stained glass in 2010. I then discovered fused glass and fell in love with dichroic glass. Dichroic glass is made by a process that allows the glass to transmit and reflect light at the same time. Giving the artwork a vibrant light that makes the glass look like it is glowing from the inside. “
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