Lydia Haines

I am a Leeds-based kiln-formed glass artist. Much of my work is about life, energy and movement. I am passionate about life, about living it to the full. I want my audience to engage my work in the same way – to indulge their senses, to feel, touch, delight and be stimulated.

I am intrigued by the effects of light on the hues and tones of the world around me. My Symphony series is fueled by the vigor and vitality of the Yorkshire landscape. I transpose the rhythm of changing seasons and light on this rich and diverse landscape into the rhythms and patterns within my work. Fine strips of glass are precisely cut, juxtaposed, layered to build up texture and create depth as painters would with paints. The collage is then kiln-fired at high temperature to create a symphony of light, colour and texture.

Reminiscing the rich history of Yorkshire’s weaving industries and its relationship with the land, the waters and the people, my Woven Glass series explores the interconnectedness, ebb and flow, strength and fragility of life. Fine stripes of glass are hand-tinted and woven together to mirror the fluidity and softness of woven fabric.