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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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11 hours ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

So here is the list for all the Sussex Guild Shows this year. I’ll be exhibiting at all except the first one where I will be in Harrogate at the BRitish Craft Trade Fair. ... See MoreSee Less

So here is the list for all the Sussex Guild Shows this year. I’ll be exhibiting at all except the first one where I will be in Harrogate at the BRitish Craft Trade Fair.

 

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Should these be left clear or should I sandblast to make a contrast? #coral #handmade #glass #boro #craftswomen ... See MoreSee Less

Should these be left clear or should I sandblast to make a contrast? #coral #handmade #glass #boro #craftswomen

 

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Sandblast, it needs contrast 😁

I'm joining in on the clear sandblasted!

sandblast 🙂

I think sandblast

sandblast the clear, not the colour

Sandblast

Okay! Was leaning on that but wanted options! Thankyou

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Finished the hot part of these new pieces.. Anemone and Coral form. #boro #glass #diving @thesussexguild @_mettle_studios_ @moltenaura ... See MoreSee Less

Finished the hot part of these new pieces.. Anemone and Coral form. #boro #glass #diving @thesussexguild @_mettle_studios_ @moltenaura

1 month ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

1st unicorn Christmas order safely out of the kiln tonight. Parramore White with a Northstar Butterscotch horn. Platinum lustre applied to pick out details.
He’s just shy of 15cm tall.
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1st unicorn Christmas order safely out of the kiln tonight. Parramore White with a Northstar Butterscotch horn. Platinum lustre applied to pick out details. 
He’s just shy of 15cm tall.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Oh wow I love him!! xx

That is so impressive!

Beautiful x

Beautifu!!!

Amazing!!

As usual brilliant xx

Gorgeous! xx

Superb!!!!! ❤️💕

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Phew work space back to work mode after the open Studio. Thanks everyone who came bought from and supported us this weekend.
Have to tidy the rest of the studio but at least I can get back to glass! Now back to the orders!
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Phew work space back to work mode after the open Studio. Thanks everyone who came bought from and supported us this weekend. 
Have to tidy the rest of the studio but at least I can get back to glass! Now back to the orders!

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