Lydia Marouf qualified in Architectural Glass from Swansea College of Art in 1981. Over the next 7 years she established herself as a professional glass artist;assisting the celebrated stained glass artist and luminary Lawrence Lee, realising his designs for commemorative windows at:- Sandhurst Military Academy, Guildford Cathedral and Gobowen Parish Church. Later she co-founded Glass Light Studios Limited in Swansea, specialising in contemporary architectural stained glass design and manufacture.
In 1987 she decided to apply her professional experience by lecturing full-time at North East Wales Institute (now Glyndwr University) in the School of Art & Design, on all aspects of architectural glass design. In 1994 she pioneered a new course in glass at Yale College Wrexham, Faculty of Art & Design, which introduced students to traditional glass techniques along with new technologies.
In September 2013 Lydia Marouf was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Glass from the University of Wales: Trinity St. David, Swansea. In contrast to some of her previous richly coloured stained glass works, she researched how different qualities of light can affect Float glass within a given space.
“Glass is a fantastic material of contrasts. It can be transparent or opaque. Made perfectly flat or folded and draped into three-dimensions. It can look plain or textured and made to reveal the whole colour spectrum or appear devoid of colour. I employ glass for all these qualities and more. Ultimately, I love the way glass captures light, how it interacts with light and the ability of glass to be transformed by light depending on seasonal changes and the architectural context”. – Lydia Marouf 2014
Source: Lydia Marouf website