Elizabeth is an expressive architectural glass artist whose artworks are full of colour, motion and life.
The first time she fell in love with the magical medium was in her early childhood, while growing up in the Czech Republic being surrounded by glass as both her parents are glass artists and creatives.
Proudly continuing the legacy from her studio nestled high in the glorious Calderdale countryside, Elizabeth designs and creates handmade glass art for a variety of architectural and residential locations as well as exhibitions.
‘Bringing the outside in’ often communicates Elizabeth’s inspiration by nature, which she celebrates and infuses into the glass with colour, textures and light. She creates through a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques such as hand painting, etching, fusing, airbrushing and embellishing with precious metals. All hand painted decorations are kiln fired, and along with all other processes, the art is weather friendly and permanent with the potential to last for many centuries.
Through glass Elizabeth conveys her vision, creating special bespoke pieces that are not only an uplifting compliment to buildings and their surroundings, but also bringing an aesthetical element which has the power to evoke positive feelings and sensory reactions for the viewer.
She says, “Nature has become the inexhaustible source of inspiration for most of my designs. Also the influence of light enables me to capture new ideas and integrate them into the architectural artwork. Those qualities are embedded in suggestive images which approach both the viewer’s feelings and sensory reactions.”
Initially, Elizabeth spent four years studying glass painting at Europe’s oldest School of Glassmaking in the Czech Republic and then gained a1st Class Honours Degree in Architectural Glass at Swansea University.
She was also honoured to have received the Award for Excellence from the London based Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. The award provided Elizabeth 40 weeks of residence at a number of prestigious glass studios within the UK and Germany, which allowed for expansion of her skills and knowledge in the field of stained glass.
Elizabeth’s working relationship included Cathedrals and leading glass studios for many years during which time she was invigorating her passion for contemporary stained glass through projects and commissions she had the opportunity to work on within the UK and Europe.