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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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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!

Day 2! Sorry no music in the second room it won’t play while I’m taking a video. Day one was great, fingers crossed for the same today! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Looks amazing. Good luck for today x

3 days ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

We finally set up! The studio is very different to when it’s in use. Thankyou to all the help we had to sort it! Looks Fantastic!All set up for a local show today with some wonderful fellow makers. Great place to buy something handmade and special.
It's on all this weekend at the Mettle Studios, which is on the A259 just before the Angmering roundabout. Photos show just a small selection of what you can buy there.
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We finally set up! The studio is very different to when it’s in use. Thankyou to all the help we had to sort it! Looks Fantastic!

I am manically making Penguins for our final event of the year! Hope you can join us for a mulled wine and a mince pie in a relaxed shopping atmosphere. Avoid the crowds of town and drop by @_mettle_studios_ This weekend for a more personal Christmas shopping experience we have many exhibitors. #meetthemaker @angela_evans_ceramic_tiles @eggandspoonstudio @fleurgrenier @lorrainegibbyinspiredjewellery @sarah_ellis14 @wolframlohr and many more!! @thesussexguild ... See MoreSee Less

I am manically making Penguins for our final event of the year! Hope you can join us for a mulled wine and a mince pie in a relaxed shopping atmosphere. Avoid the crowds of town and drop by @_mettle_studios_ This weekend for a more personal Christmas shopping experience we have many exhibitors. #meetthemaker @angela_evans_ceramic_tiles @eggandspoonstudio @fleurgrenier @lorrainegibbyinspiredjewellery @sarah_ellis14 @wolframlohr and many more!! @thesussexguild

2 weeks ago

Elizabeth Welch Glass

So lovely to get feedback from customers photos of my work in situ. My little wren made it all the way to California and it now sitting alongside birds by many other glass artists including Vittorio Costantini ... See MoreSee Less

So lovely to get feedback from customers photos of my work in situ. My little wren made it all the way to California and it now sitting alongside birds by many other glass artists including Vittorio CostantiniImage attachment

 

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Well done👏

Brilliant you will be talked about like that one day Liz

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