Bio / Artist Statement


Artist Statement

“Glass rewards careful planning, creative thinking and avid determination in a medium that is endlessly and spectacularly fascinating.” unknown author

A visual communication artist by training, I took one mosaic class 12 years ago and never looked back. I have worked with paint, charcoal, oil pastels, stone and computer graphics but memorized by stained glass mosaics. Crafting a stained glass mosaic painting requires commitment, vision, and well thought out organization along with a lot of Band-Aids. As I explored creating more visual depth and a different perspective to my work I am now combining two passions into my pieces- mosaics with flameworked or glass blown inclusions.

As a contemporary glass artist my work is to transfix the viewer with the beauty of this magical material that transmits light in a special way. My admiration for botanicals and nature can be seen through my stained glass mosaic paintings that celebrate complex layering of form, careful crafting of space and shadowing. Each painting is numbered and signed and I never duplicate paintings for those who are interested in collecting my work. I came to flameworking a little later in life and took my first class about six years ago and became hooked. Hot glass is pugnacious and unyielding that it creates a restricted set of confines for me to work my will on. As a trained flameworker and silversmith, I merge lampwork beads with sterling silver to create unique and unusual jewelry. The natural ocean landscape and colors of the New England shorelines is infused in my work, from my glass pendant necklaces called Sea Stones to my Sea and Surf Leather and Sterling Silver bracelets. My glass art studio has been a life-long dream and I’m constantly improving it and running out of space. It’s a place where I dream big, “Zen” into my work and continue to explore new ways to express myself through glass.” My studio is located in Dedham, MA.

 

 

About the Artist

Yvette Lillge earned a B.A. in Visual Communications from Loyola University in Chicago. After graduating, she worked as a graphic designer and multimedia artist for Design Access and IDG “Dummies” books. She left the world of graphic arts to pursue a masters degree in health sciences. Her desire to create art has never dwindled and she continues to create new works of art throughout the year.

Yvette is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, Glass Art Society, and the Corning Museum of Glass. Her artwork has been selected at juried art and craft shows on Cape Cod, Duxbury, Jamaica Plain and Chatham and exhibits regularly at Mother Brook Open Studios. Yvette received training from award winning mosaic artists Mia Tavonatti and Kristina Logan and is continually working with master glass artists to sharpen her skills as a fine art artist.

 

Yvette Lampworking.

Yvette Lampworking.

Yvette Lillge Glass Artist Hibiscus and Sun Mosaic at Needham Public Library

Yvette’s mosaic pieces featured at the Needham Public Library Art Show 2016.