Lucy Gillis was born and raised in a small town in Southwestern Virginia. While earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Lucy discovered glassblowing. The singular and magical properties of this medium captivated her, and after graduating in 2011 Lucy traveled throughout the United States to Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, and Haystack Mountain school of Crafts, to hone the skills needed to incorporate glass in her work. After living in Richmond, Virginia, for eleven years, Lucy chose to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts in glass from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2018. Lucy will complete her degree in 2020, and currently lives and works in Philadelphia.