Alice Benvie Gebhart

"I work to translate and elevate ordinary, day-to-day experiences into enthusiastic and energetic celebrations. Glass is the medium that reveals this natural vibrancy to its utmost. I enjoy using glass to create something that is both abstract and literal. "

As an artist, Alice Benvie-Gebhart's goal is to communicate visually using kiln-fired glass. The fluid nature of melting glass adds energy and an organic feel to her work. The colors in her work are not painted on, but are from the glass itself. Choosing colors that enhance the mood of the image is an intuitive ritual. The idea from which she started and the direction the glass chooses combine, and this leads to an expression that becomes her narrative.

Alice Benvie-Gebhart cuts and layers pieces of brilliantly colored sheet glass and glass powders in a kind of collage, which she then places in the kiln and fires from 1250-1500 degrees to melt and fuse the glass together. She repeats the fusing process several times until the desired effect is achieved. After up to four firings, she applies the finishing touches of black sgraffito and 23-karat gold, and the glass is put in the kiln for its final firing. Each time she opens the kiln, she discovers a new creation that comes from her mind's eye as well as the psyche of the glass and the kiln.

Alice Benvie-Gebhart earned her bachelor and master's degrees in art education with concentrations in painting and printmaking. She worked as a teacher and painter for many years before discovering fused glass. She now works exclusively in kiln-fired glass.

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Break of Dawn
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Meditation
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Blue Velvet Morning
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Warmth of the Sand
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
$ 595
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Over the Dunes by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Wall Sculpture)
Over the Dunes
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Pathway to a Bright Future
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 2,750
$ 2,337.50
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Spring by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Wall Sculpture)
Spring
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Abiding in the Trees by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Wall Sculpture)
Abiding in the Trees
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Summit of Trees by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Wall Sculpture)
Summit of Trees
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Lacy Amber Light
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 6,500
$ 5,525
Snow Covered Clearing
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
$ 595
Autumn Song
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Wind in the Garden
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 650
$ 552.50
Shasta Daisy Dance
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
$ 595
Mohawk Trail
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 750
$ 637.50
Into the Woods I Find My Soul
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Crooked Birch
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 575
$ 488.75
Sparkle Beyond the Crimson
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 245
$ 208.25
Warmth of the Moving Air
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 245
$ 208.25
Winter's Thaw in Miniature
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 245
$ 208.25
Lavender Leaves
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 225
$ 191.25
Verdant Fern Platter
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 225
$ 191.25
Blue Swirls
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 225
$ 191.25
Seaside Moment
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 450
$ 382.50
The Meadow Beyond
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 500
$ 425
Vacation Trail
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
$ 595
A Cappella Chorus
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Lilies on Parade
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
$ 595
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Uncommon Exposures: Photography in Craft Based Media, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA, Fuller Craft Museum, 2016
2016 Great American Landscape Competition, Honorable Mention, Portland, Oregon, Uroboros Glass, 2016
Big and Small Exhibition, Best in Show, Providence, RI, USA, Providence Art Club, 2017