Bryony Lane marries together traditional stained glass crafting methods with her love for waterways and nature. Underpinning all of her work is a keen design eye gained through an education and career in graphic design.
Bryony’s works reuse rare off-cuts of mouth-blown glass with beautiful textures and irregular patterns. Particular colour combinations are integral to the overall sense of each piece and the unusual coloured and shaped shards provide inspiration for new work. Bryony is passionate about stained glass; that viewing life through this bright transparent material and the movement of the coloured shadows, can offer a sense of grounding to the viewer.
The Tiffany method of stained glass making is used, where the glass is ground smooth around the edges and a copper foil strip is applied before soldering the pieces together into the final design. Using this technique allows her to make the intricate curved designs that she hand-draws, into glass.
In February 2018, a year after starting out, Glass by Bryony was shortlisted for the 2018 Liberty of London Open Call for interior decoration.