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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Ocean Shore
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
Water's Edge
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
Summer's Shore
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
Dark Before the Dawn
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,000
Color of the Winds
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 2,100
Stormy Skies
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
Dark and Deep
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 850
Sunset Beach
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 750
Amber Beach
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 750
Misty Pathway
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 900
Summer
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,000
Enjoy the View
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 600
Break of Dawn
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
SOLD
Warmth of the Sand by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Sculpture)
Warmth of the Sand
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Lacy Amber Light
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 6,500
Autumn Song
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 650
Mohawk Trail
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 750
Crooked Birch
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 575
SOLD
Winter's Thaw in Miniature by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Wall Sculpture)
Winter's Thaw in Miniature
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Blue Swirls
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 225
Seaside Moment
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 450
Vacation Trail
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
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