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Loy Allen

"My inspiration comes from the natural world, the hills and plains of Dakota."

Loy Allen is a South Dakota native who returned to the Black Hills after studying design at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After learning basic lampworking in South Dakota, Allen studied advanced glass techniques at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and at The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.

Inspired by the Art Nouveau Age and the plant and animal life around her South Dakota studio, Allen uses lampworking techniques to depict the natural forms of South Dakota. Intending the beautiful glass sculptures of grasshoppers, dragonflies, and orchids to be expressive without being strictly realistic, Allen celebrates the mystery and power of nature.

Loy Allen has been self-employed as a flameworker since 1979.

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Waterlily Lamp II
Art Glass Table Lamp
by Loy Allen
$ 1,190
$ 1,011.50
Cobalt Blue Bud Vase wit...
Art Glass Vase
by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Iris with Dragonflies Wa...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 900
$ 765
Dogwood with Bees
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Orchid Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Magnolia Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Daffodil Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Iris
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Bird of Paradise Wall Pi...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Lady Slipper Wall Piece
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Dogwood with Blue Bird
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 1,190
$ 1,011.50
Dragonfly Perfume Bottle...
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Bird and Cherries Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 330
$ 280.50
Heliconia Wall Piece
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Morning Glory with Blue ...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Butterfly Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Rose Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Milkweed Perfume Bottle ...
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Gold Orchid Perfume Bott...
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Double Lady Slipper
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Gold Cattleya
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Amber Orchid
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Coneflower with Dragonfl...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 900
$ 765
Cobalt Perfume Bottle wi...
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Bird of Paradise
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Standing Red Iris
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Cobalt Bud Vase with Dra...
Art Glass Vase
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Waterlily Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Wall-Mounted Clematis on...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Waterlily & Dragonfly on...
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 850
$ 722.50
Daylily Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Pear on Leaf
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 390
$ 331.50
Waterlily Lamp
Art Glass Table Lamp
by Loy Allen
$ 1,100
$ 935
Orchid Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Wall-Mounted Daylily on ...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Pale Purple Iris
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Columbine Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Bee Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Dragonfly Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Iris with Monarch
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 990
$ 841.50
Iris Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
White Iris
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Red Lady Slipper
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Amber Dragonfly Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Green Lady Slipper
Art Glass Sculpture
by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Luna Moth Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Sweet Pea Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 330
$ 280.50
Monarch Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Gold Dragonfly Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Blue Morpho Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle
by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Show, MD, Baltimore, 2009
Glassified, Rapid City, SD , Dahl Art Center, 2007
The Art of Fine Craft, Lincoln, NE, University Place Art Center, 2003
Glass Flower Event, Cambridge, MA, Harvard Museum of Natural History, 2002
Artistry of Orchids, Washington, DC, Smithsonian, 2000
American Craft Council Shows, Atlanta, GA, St. Paul, MN, Springfield, MA, 1995-1999
Cover image, Winter, Profitable Glass Quarterly, 2008
Excellence in Arts, Rapid, SD, Rushmore Honors, 200