Original hand-made artisan
Hand blown Topaz and Ruby Dish
I left university with a Ceramics and Glass degree but did not have the skill or knowledge to set up on my own. I completed the Hot Glass Techniques course in 2011 and developed my blown glass work.
I now make most of my work in the flame. Using rods of borosilicate glass to make my sculptures.
'Boro' is a special hard glass that is more resistant to thermal shock then other glasses, allowing me to work to a larger scale and add the detail I require for my designs.
The inspiration for my work derives from natural forms. It has a mythical and magical influence that stems from the stories I was brought up on as a child.
Glass is an extraordinary material to work with. Its special qualities make it beautiful, ethereal and unique.
Welcome to my website. I am Elizabeth Welch and I make and sell various forms of glasswork. I am most passionate about natural forms including internal shapes; I love colours, doodling and spirals.
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Visit my online gallery. Here you will find examples of my handmade glass, from my graduation, through to my blown glass and flamework.
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Visit my online shop to purchase items either for yourself or as a present. All items are giftwrapped. As well is making items for my shop I will also undertake commissions so drop me a line if there is something special you desire.
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I can be found at various shows and exhibitions around the country and my work is available for purchase in a number of stores including The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store.
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