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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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Photos are back from Beatriz Richardson so pleased with the out come. All systems go for @bctf_harrogate #craftswomen #glassartwork #smallbusiness #nature #badgers @ Mettle Studios ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Oh, these are wonderful!

Sneak peek of some of the photos taken this weekend of the new pieces @brichardsonphoto #productphotography #nature #rainforest #glassfrogs @thesussexguild @bctf_harrogate ... See MoreSee Less

Sneak peek of some of the photos taken this weekend of the new pieces @brichardsonphoto #productphotography #nature #rainforest #glassfrogs @thesussexguild @bctf_harrogate

 

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New pieces having a photo session today! With @brichardsonphoto #productphotography #smallbusiness #craftswomen #womeninbusiness ... See MoreSee Less

New pieces having a photo session today! With @brichardsonphoto #productphotography #smallbusiness #craftswomen #womeninbusiness

 

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I want a dragonfly !!!

Love dragonflies - cannot wait to see the close up photo

Sunday #funday just finished this little guy. Wonderful colours from @trautmanartglass perfect! #boro #rainforest #natureinspired @thesussexguild ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday #funday just finished this little guy. Wonderful colours from @trautmanartglass perfect! #boro #rainforest #natureinspired @thesussexguild

 

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He's gorgeous!

He is soooooo amazing!!!! <3

That's beautiful liz, great work!

Beautiful ♥️

He’s fantastic!

Lovely ickle fwog lol

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First #octopus eye cane of the year made this morning. Excited about the colour combo in the iris #boro #craftswomen #smallbusiness #process #handmade ... See MoreSee Less

First #octopus eye cane of the year made this morning. Excited about the colour combo in the iris #boro #craftswomen #smallbusiness #process #handmade

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