Karen Lilley’s love of glass started very young – watching lampworked animals and flowers being made and finding this fascinating. She started making stained glass panels as a hobby around 1990 and studied at Queens Road School of Art in Bristol. She learnt how to cut glass, paint, stain, etch and enamel it along with all the processes to lead it to make a window.
In 2010 Karen had the opportunity to widen her understanding of glass when she took a part-time one year course in glass techniques at the Liquid Glass Centre in Wiltshire, UK. This has started her on a journey to learn how to blow glass, kilncast, lampwork, fuse and slump glass – she doesn’t expect to ever stop learning about this amazing material!