David J Lilly
David is colour-blind, from birth. Born into a time and place where colour-blindness was considered a limiting factor, David was consciously discouraged at school from taking up an artistic career. David’s most lasting memory of being exposed to mind-boggling art (as a teenager) was Coventry Cathedral; and it was from there that his love of coloured glass began.
At the turn of the 21st century David found himself with free time and went on a stained glass course. This lead on to five years of fun and gaining recognition for his skills; now seventeen years on he has for the last 10 years run a successful stained glass business with clients in the UK, Sweden, Australia, USA and France.
He has now turned his attention to Dalle de Verre in particular. As the premier UK’s Dalle de Verre artist who understands its original construction and manipulation, he is actively seeking ways (through sculpture) to expose Dalle de Verre’s beauty and individuality to the British consciousness. He is also currently consulting on Dalle de Verre conservation and restoration throughout the UK.