Bio / Artist Statement

Artist Statement

My earliest inspiration as an artist came from an unlikely source. As a young girl, I used to watch my father as he repaired and invented his own medical instruments and tools. I admired his approach – it was persistent, creative and highly technical. Today, I use those same traits to design and compose complex, intricate works of art. My pieces are made of tesserae – small tiles of cut stained glass – and feature images of plants and animals from the natural world.

Working with glass is similar to building a long-lasting relationship. In order to get the most out of the material, the artist must first understand how the glass behaves under certain conditions. My designs play with positive and negative space, and rely on the glass’s texture and reflectivity to create layered compositions that have depth and rhythm.

My passion for working with stained glass has lead me to creating a different kind of art using hot glass. Flameworking is allowing me to create beautiful glass beads, pendants and sculptures. I enjoy mastering the fire and using highly technical tools to create delicate and beautiful pieces of art. Some of my flameworked pieces have been incorporated in my mosaic paintings.



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 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 Needham and exhibits regularly at Mother Brook Open Studios. Yvette is passionate about creating legacy artwork that withstands the test of time. As an artist, she has worked in various media, including acrylic and oil paint, sculpture and computer graphics, but most enjoys expressing herself through glass. Yvette received training from master mosaic artists to foster her skill and growth as a fine art mosaic artist. Recently, Yvette received training from award winning artists Mia Tavonatti and Kristina Logan and is continually working with glass artists to sharpen her skills as a fine art artist. Yvette is also a silversmith and this year she will be showcasing her beautiful beads in sterling silver mountings. 


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.