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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

 
Combinations
Vessel
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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3 weeks 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

 

Comment on Facebook

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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3 weeks 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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3 weeks ago

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Start of Day 2 at Pashley Manor. Look forward to another good day ... See MoreSee Less

Start of Day 2 at Pashley Manor. Look forward to another good day

 

Comment on Facebook

Looking good

I'd love to see a close-up of the rest of your booth.

I love my beautiful seahorse!!

4 weeks ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

Lovely and warm here at Pashley Manor. Lots of customers and the newest piece has been well received. ... See MoreSee Less

Lovely and warm here at Pashley Manor. Lots of customers and the newest piece has been well received.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

That is absolutely stunning! You are so talented... I don’t think you charge enough!! 😍😍

I love the sea horses!

It's not warm in a tent 🤗

See you a bit later! 😊

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