Mieke Lily van Orden's Profile
Mieke Lily Van Orden
I was born, brought up and educated in SW Scotland. At the age of five, I attended Kilquhanity House, an alternative school in Scotland. Philosophies of the school included respecting each person, despite their age or status with equality, and in encouraging creative processes in the students in all forms, especially the hands-on arts. This school gave me chance to do screen printing, woodwork, painting, ceramics, and textiles from a very young age. We also learnt about community living and working together. It was during this time that I was drawn to the qualities glass and ceramics mixing the two mediums and experimenting with them together.
When I was eleven, we moved to Victoria, B.C., Canada and live there for five years. I was first captivated with glass art through my visits to Starfish Glass, a hot glass studio in…
- Joined November 2, 2011