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Elizabeth Welch Glass

Contemporary glass art, gifts, and homeware.

All individually handmade in the UK.

Lampworking glass classes are also available.

 

Artisan handmade glass

By making both Blown Glass and Flameworked Glass I am able to express my emotions in a creative manner. Molten Glass is magical, by working with its natural tendencies in the flame I create whimsical and imaginative sculptures and jewellery pieces.

Working as part of a team with Christiaan Maas and Ian Bamforth we create traditional vessels with a contemporary sculptural formation, making something beautiful yet non-functional

 
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Vessel
Miniatures, Marbles and Pendants

 

About Me

 

 

I began my fascination with glass in 2009, graduating with Ceramics and Glass from Bucks New University.

Glass is both a solid and a liquid, it is beautiful and fragile, yet can be dangerous and strong, it is a magical material in both its molten and solid state.

Working with Hot Glass forces me to intuitively and actively engage with the material. Each piece is a partnership between myself and the material. The connection between my mind and my hands, the flow of the material and my own emotions results in a piece of work that expresses my inner self.

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I make my work using two hot glass techniques. Glass blowing and Lampwork. The two techniques give me two distinct bodies of work.

I specialised in Glass blowing at University and further developed my blown work at Bournemouth and Poole College. I continue to design and make pieces as part of a team with Christiaan D. Maas and Ian Bamforth.

I then discovered Borosilicate Glass Lamp working and set up a small studio, with the help of the Princes Trust Enterprise Programme in 2012.

I have since established myself as a glass designer/maker. Becoming a member of The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen and a being accepted as a Freeman to the Worshipful Company of Glaziers. I exhibit nationally through craft shows, shops and galleries, I have also begun to teach lamp-working.

I am always looking to expand my skills and knowledge, and to take my designs in new and exciting directions. I returned from a winter class with Suellen Fowler at Corning Museum of Glass, USA full of inspiration, I am very excited to begin the next phase of my creative practice.

 

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New Firecrest, I am really enjoying experimenting with the different effects and details I can create with the coloured glass. ... See MoreSee Less

New Firecrest, I am really enjoying experimenting with the different effects and details I can create with the coloured glass.

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I love this!!!! ❤❤

And hours work, Half a gecko squeezed into a minute and a half. He's resting in the kiln for 10 minutes before I put his back legs on. ... See MoreSee Less

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Absolutely fantastic wow x

David Wolfe

Testing for The Kraken. This one with be a challenge, but I'll keep you posted on my progress. #gallerycommission #borosilicatecolour ... See MoreSee Less

Testing for The Kraken. This one with be a challenge, but Ill keep you posted on my progress. #gallerycommission #borosilicatecolour

Quick shot of my new style, Hummingbird plant pot stakes. This one will be arriving at Syon House Gift shop on Friday with the rest of the new pieces.
I'll be making more shortly for Hyde Hall Craft Show August Bank Holiday.
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Quick shot of my new style, Hummingbird plant pot stakes. This one will be arriving at Syon House Gift shop on Friday with the rest of the new pieces. 
Ill be making more shortly for Hyde Hall Craft Show August Bank Holiday.

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You are SO talented x

Lovely!

Beautiful 🕊

Really beautiful ❤

Squeal <3

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