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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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1 day ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

So many! Off to their new home next week in the Robert Thompson’s visitors centre in York. ... See MoreSee Less

So many! Off to their new home next week in the Robert Thompson’s visitors centre in York.Image attachment

 

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I love these 🙂

OMG these are amazing!!😍

So cute.x

These are amazing 😍 will any be available at flame off?

These are amazing 😍 will any be available at flame off?

William Look at the adorableness!!

Liz these are adorable!! xxx

Omg Lesley

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These lovely invitations to my 1st Sussex Guild show arrived in my studio today!
I’ll be exhibiting with many others of the The Sussex Guild of Craftsmen at Parham House on the 16th and 17th of June!
If you want some of these invitations just let me know!
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These lovely invitations to my 1st Sussex Guild show arrived in my studio today! 
I’ll be exhibiting with many others of the The Sussex Guild of Craftsmen at Parham House on the 16th and 17th of June! 
If you want some of these invitations just let me know!

Home after a very good trade fair. Van’s unloaded, puppy’s knackered, orders all typed up. Lots of new stockists! I’m going to be very busy for the next few weeks! ... See MoreSee Less

Home after a very good trade fair. Van’s unloaded, puppy’s knackered, orders all typed up. Lots of new stockists! I’m going to be very busy for the next few weeks!

 

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Corgi?

Fantastic so glad it was a success, would have been surprised is it hadn't. Build that empire one corgi at a time! ☺

No surprise, amazing work!

Congratulations really pleased for you x

Congratulations xxx

😍

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2 weeks ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

All ready for BCTF. Hoping for an exciting week. ... See MoreSee Less

All ready for BCTF. Hoping for an exciting week.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Looks amazing! xx

Hope it is successful

Good luck x

Thankyou all! Only just started but lots of interest already

Fabulous! I hope it goes really well for you.

Hope it going well. X

Looks great, hope it’s successful for you 😊

Hope it goes well 💪

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3 weeks ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

Really pleased with how my birds are coming along. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Amazing!!! 😍

These are beautiful x

WOW!

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