Tanya Lyons graduated with honours from the Sheridan College glass program. She also studied at the University of Art & Design Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland, the Atlin Art Center in, BC, and completed a one year graduate program at the Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan. Tanya then completed a three year residency at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, and taught part time in the glass studio at Sheridan College for four years. Since 2006 she has been teaching at the Haliburton School of Art & Design. After 14 years in Quebec, Tanya has moved back to her hometown community to raise her daughter and continue her work with glass. Her work can be seen in collections around the world.