Samantha Yates is an emerging stained glass artist based in Shipley, Yorkshire . She began using the psuedonym Lil' Rabbitfoot in 2016.
Her work, rich in its individual character is both naive and fun. Working with both copperfoil and traditional lead techniques she playfully explores the limitations of her materials and techniques.
Stained glass is part and parcel of many heritage buildings creating both beauty and atmosphere, historically used to convey messages without words , it's accessable to all. Light through coloured glass is stimulating, provoking an emotional response.
"Light and glass together never fail to amaze me, the true beauty of colour revealed"
Her 'Botanical' collection is about connecting with the natural environment and appreciating the beauty of nature.
A result of both her fascination with presenting glass to the light through different botanical forms, patterns and structures and a unique background in Environmental Science, the Waste Management Industry and 10 years teaching Horticulture.
A sustainable approach to her practice is reflected in her holistic choices of materials, resources and working methods.
"We are so genetically programmed to connect with nature,
that we get a feeling of satisfaction, when we strip the seeds from a stalk of grass"