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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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3 months ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

The gardens are at risk from Highways England plans to widen the A3 (9552 signatures on petition) ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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Christiaan D. Maas and my self are now Set up at RHS Garden Hyde Hall with Craft in Focus for the Contemporary Craft Fair.
Will see you all there at 10am! 🙂 Thanks Danny Vince-Drew for helping me set up! I hope The International Glass Festival and Glass Bienale go well Chris! X
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Christiaan D. Maas and my self are now Set up at RHS Garden Hyde Hall with Craft in Focus for the Contemporary Craft Fair. 
Will see you all there at 10am! :) Thanks Danny Vince-Drew for helping me set up! I hope The International Glass Festival and Glass Bienale go well Chris! X

 

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Looks great. Hope it goes well. X

Looks beautiful hope it is a very successful weekend for you xx

Those greens and purples look fantastic, they really stand out.

Looks great xxx

3 months ago

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Here's a sneak of what I have been up to tonight. Since I make so many of them! I have not drawn for quite a while, however I think I should keep it up! More studies to come 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Heres a sneak of what I have been up to tonight. Since I make so many of them! I have not drawn for quite a while, however I think I should keep it up! More studies to come :)

3 months ago

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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.Image attachment

 

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I love this!!!! ❤❤

3 months ago

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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

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