Elizabeth Welch first became fascinated by glass in 2009 whilst studying Ceramics and Glass at Bucks New University.
After University, Elizabeth discovered Borosilicate Glass Lampworking and set up a small studio with the help of the Princes Trust Enterprise Programme in 2012.
Elizabeth has since established herself as a glass designer/maker. Becoming a member of The Sussex Guild of Craftsmen and being accepted as a Freeman to the Worshipful Company of Glaziers. She exhibits nationally through craft shows, shops and galleries and has also begun to teach lamp-working.
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 Elizabeth to intuitively and actively engage with the process. Each piece is a partnership between the maker and the material. The connection between the mind and the hands, the flow of the material and the maker's emotions results in the finished work.
Elizabeth employs two hot glass techniques. Glass blowing and Lampwork.
Elizabeth is always looking to expand her skills and knowledge, and to take her designs in new and exciting directions. She returned from a Winter class with Suellen Fowler at The Corning Museum of Glass, USA full of inspiration, she is very excited to begin the next phase of my creative practice.