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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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Flamework

 

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 #frog for this weekend at Del La Warr Pavilions in Bexhill with the @thesussexguild more #movement captured with this little fellow. #nature #glass #treefrog #rainforest ... See MoreSee Less

New #frog for this weekend at Del La Warr Pavilions in Bexhill with the @thesussexguild more #movement captured with this little fellow. #nature #glass #treefrog #rainforest

 

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Stunning. Really lovely Lizzie. Xx

1 week ago

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We've just had a Boro Batch delivery and we're feeling generous. Share this post for your chance to win over 700grms of the new Boro Batch colours on the recent delivery and a Boro Batch Tshirt. Winner will be picked at random on Thursday (11th) October at noon from the people who have shared the original post.

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2 weeks ago

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Feels like I have been making an army today. 2/3rds through this gallery order. I love Molten Aura glass, Royal Jelly and Gold Ruby answer my purple and pink cravings. Made with gold these colours are on the more expensive and difficult to get hold of side of the Borosilicate glass palette, however I think they are worth it! ... See MoreSee Less

Feels like I have been making an army today. 2/3rds through this gallery order. I love Molten Aura glass, Royal Jelly and Gold Ruby answer my purple and pink cravings. Made with gold these colours are on the more expensive and difficult to get hold of side of the Borosilicate glass palette, however I think they are worth it!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Eddie Docherty absolutely adorable and as 'you' as is possible

Gorgeous

How do I get my hands on one of each?

Beautiful xx

These are absolutely gorgeous! How much would one cost?

Intricate & so skilled.

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2 months ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

Playing around with dragonflies today. Specifically leg placement. Something that’s been bugging me for a while but I think a few more slight adjustments and they will look more like the real thing. ... See MoreSee Less

Playing around with dragonflies today. Specifically leg placement. Something that’s been bugging me for a while but I think a few more slight adjustments and they will look more like the real thing.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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They look great - realistic

Oh WOW they are amazing 👍❤️

Wow, fabulous

I love dragonflies 💞

Oh my favourites! As you know 😊 Sure my two are mating!

Amazing!

Diane Davis

Ah I love that!

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2 months ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

Finally got around to editing some of the photos on this puffin. He's settled well I believe in his new home in America. I was so pleased with how he came out it was hard to let him go. ... See MoreSee Less

Finally got around to editing some of the photos on this puffin. Hes settled well I believe in his new home in America. I was so pleased with how he came out it was hard to let him go.Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

No wonder you didn't want to part with him. He's wonderful!

He sits on a shelf next to my mother's bed where she can see him when she wakes up in the morning.

Wow Lizzie, your work is outstanding, stunning, you are so so skilled. Beautiful. 💖

Wow Lizzie, your work is outstanding, stunning, you are so so skilled. Beautiful. 💖

Beautiful Liz

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