She is presently helping people learn them in the Hot Glass Art field by offering instruction regarding the latest techniques and methods from her own experience and from leading artists in the field.
Lillian started teaching basic pottery techniques and various arts and crafts at the age of thirteen in the East Bay area of California. Over time she had taught a multitude of creative disciplines to age groups from preschool to senior citizens. She is particularly fond of teaching college level students as they "...still have the freshness and enthusiasm to take risks and push past the limits that most other age groups have either placed on themselves or lack the exposure and manual development to reach..." It is Lillian's belief that the avant-garde Hot Glass medium will allow the most room for exploring, experimenting and producing exciting artwork. She is convinced that all the "...wonderful energy and talent..." that surrounds her in these class situations prevents complacency and stasis in her own interaction with artistic expression and enjoyment.
Her transition to teaching Hot Glass began in 1990 with her first glass fusing class. At that time she ran a small ceramics business, "Mt. Muds Mades", in the Santa Cruz mountains of California. The Loma Prieta earthquake gave her an "opportunity" to stop the bulk of her stoneware production and she began accepting more cold (stained) glass commissions and seeking more training with various forms of hot glass. Since 1996, she has taught classes in glass, fusing, slumping, casting, and glass lamp work (forming beads and fusing elements in a torch flame) at the OSU Memorial Union Craft Center, the Corvallis Art Center, GMI Stained Glass, and the Eugene Glass School.