Elizabeth Robinson

Spirit House Glass

"Please fondle the glass!" reads a sign in my studio. I love watching the excitement in the eyes of a guest as they pick up a glass piece and move it across the light, watching the color change, then lower it into their hands to rub the smooth surface, embracing the charms inherent in glass as a material."

Fascinated with the chemistry of glass, Elizabeth Robinson has developed a special annealing process that allows her to create depth and a sense of movement within the layers of glass. This process preserves the thick reflective core of each piece, exposed by thinner elements of washed color, frit-based texture, and inclusions like gold leaf. She says, "If the artist allows glass its own language, this trust will produce a palette for expression unlike any other material."

Robinson's newest one-of-a-kind sculptural works demonstrate the most cutting-edge technologies in glass. Combining knowledge of time-honored glass processes like blowing and kiln forming with newer processes like water jet cutting, glass printing, and casting, she builds on 30 years of experience to develop a new vocabulary for her glass work.

Since 1980, glass has held a strong presence in Elizabeth Robinson's life. Her studies have led her to Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Even with all these opportunities to study with amazing artists from around the world, she feels that glass remains the best instructor, and she is forever its student.

Dancing Music Notes
Art Glass Sculpture

by Elizabeth Robinson
$ 95 - $ 340
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Chimneyville Arts Festival (Juried), Jackson, MS, Craftmen's Guild of MS, 1985-2012
Renaissance Fine Arts Festival (Juried), Ridgeland, MS, Renaissance Center, 2009-2012
Two Woman Show, Jackson, MS, Fischer Galleries, 2010, 2012
40@40, Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Craftsmen's Guild of MS, Jackson, Mississippi, University Press of MS, 2012
Commissioned Piece to represent the 100th Year Celebration of the MMA, Ms Museum of Art, Jackson, Ms, 2003
Fellow Collection, Craftsmen's Guild Center, Ridgeland, MS, 2009