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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

 
Sculpture
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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4 weeks ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

Day 11 - Pewterers life. Today I thought I would let you see work by Lizzie who is in the workshop next door to me. She makes beautiful glass lamp work pieces. More can be seen on her website www.elizabethwelchglass.com ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

Testing for a commission today, quite pleased for the first go.. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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That's amazing!

You are truly amazing.....WOW!!!!!!

1 month ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

Here’s that Octopus I Made last week. First successful attempt at a mega octopus order. Might have these available at my first Show of the year- I like the challenge and the finished piece. 30cm long and heavy! Each sucker is also domed for detail.
Smithsonia Gifts
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Here’s that Octopus I Made last week. First successful attempt at a mega octopus order. Might have these available at my first Show of the year- I like the challenge and the finished piece. 30cm long and heavy! Each sucker is also domed for detail. 
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amazing piece of work, must have been nerve wreaking firing that

Well done! It must have been a nerve wracking wait for the annealing! 🙂

Nice 😊

Wow!Bellissimi!They look like real!

Stunning and v unusual 🐙

Beautiful......we need to show our interested customer.👏👏

Fabulous! Dare we risk another international shipment?

Lovely octopus. I like the look of the drop earrings too. x

Amazing!

I so want a Cthulhu now

Incredible

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Phew! With any luck this will be out in one piece tomorrow and I can finish her off!
My biggest octopus, is a special order for the Smithsonia Gallery. It’s almost too big for the kiln!
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Phew! With any luck this will be out in one piece tomorrow and I can finish her off! 
My biggest octopus, is a special order for the Smithsonia Gallery. It’s almost too big for the kiln!

 

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Wow! Actually looks alive in there! xx

Looks amazing

Thankyou it’s about 4 times the size of my normal ones so quite a challenge!

Nice!

She's looking at you!

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1 month ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

Almost there! just need to set up the extraction and it’s all set up in the new building! ... See MoreSee Less

Almost there! just need to set up the extraction and  it’s all set up in the new building!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Good luck!

Looking good

Good luck x

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