lye spectrum design, currently based in south wales uk. hand crafted bespoke glass art for domestic & commercial commissions, alongside a diverse body of work for exhibition and private collection. specializing in combining contemporary design with traditional craft, to create unique functional and decorative artwork. see website or blog for information on commissioning, products and exhibition work. i am also interested in collaborative projects with other like minded artists and designers, specifically those who design and make by hand, in particular wallpaper, furniture, textile and interior designers and architects. email lye with any enquiries or collaboration ideas.
Biography: Lye : 22 12 1972 lye discovered very early in his life that the creative pursuits offered the path that he would walk and would suit him best. with practicing artists in his family spanning the generations, it was a choice that was not hard to make, and with a talent that was both recognized and nurtured from this early age, there seemed no other option than to embrace this path. with an early grounding in disciplines as diverse as wood carving, oil painting, ceramics and photography, the young lye developed his own style and philosophy, grounded in the core belief that there are no boundaries separating these or any of the creative disciplines. inspired greatly by 15th century masters and 1960’s poster art; the former being introduced to him by his artist grandmother, and the latter of which would direct him towards study and work in the field of graphic design. Eventually working for some time in the mid nineties as a layout artist for a magazine in london. however, the advancing technology and the ever increasing removal of ‘hands on’ craft in this discipline saw lye return from living in the city, and through a series of chance conversations and meetings found himself re-training at swansea institute’s prestigious course in architectural stained glass, where his passions had the opportunity to flourish in this age old medium, and a world of new possibilities again opened up before him. since graduating in 2002, lye has been working constantly alongside prominent artists in the field of glass design as part of a team of artists; developing, creating and installing many successful public art projects in the uk, aswell as establishing his own business where he has developed his own unmistakable style. pushing the boundaries of what is possible with pieces of broken glass and melted metal, challenging the common perception of what ‘stained glass’ is . . . and exploring the possibilities of what ‘stained glass’ can be. Working relationships 2002 – present day : architectural glass centre swansea 2002 – present day : atl glassworks swansea 2002 – present day : swansea craft workshops 2002 – present day : innovative glass products 2002 – present day : great panes architectural glass 2000 – 2005 : alexander beleschenko education 1999 – 2002 : ba(hons) architectural stained glass. Sihe 1999 – 2001 : hnd architectural stained glass . sihe 1997 – 1998 : city and guilds. photography. Sihe 1993 – 1995 : hnd graphic information design. University of westminster 1992 – 1993 : city and guilds graphic design. Afan college 1991 – 1992 : foundation diploma art and design. West glam inst. H e elizabeth jeffries award for outstanding commitment 1989 – 1991 : a level art and design. neath technical college a level design craft technology gcse design craft technology gcse ceramics 1984 – 1989 : cefn saeson comprehensive school
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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