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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Force of Nature by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Sculpture)
Force of Nature
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Warmth of the Sun by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Sculpture)
Warmth of the Sun
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Walk to the Light by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Sculpture)
Walk to the Light
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Over the Dunes II by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Sculpture)
Over the Dunes II
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Stark Winter
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 400
$ 240
Autumn Gold
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 400
$ 240
Crow Dish
Art Glass Dish

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 60
$ 48
Shells and Shapes
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 250
$ 175
Hen Dish
Art Glass Dish

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 60
$ 48
Polka Dot Dish
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 250
$ 150
The Chores of Home
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
$ 420
Swirls in Blue
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 200
$ 120
Swirls in Red
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 200
$ 120
The Family Home 2
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 350
$ 210
The Family Home
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 400
$ 240
Twilight in the Trees
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
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I Went to the Beach by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Sculpture)
I Went to the Beach
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
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Stay a Moment
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,000
Sweet Memories
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 350
$ 210
Ruler of the Roost
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
$ 420
Enchanting Trappings
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,200
The Artist
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 350
$ 210
Youth
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 350
$ 210
Mom's House
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 600
$ 360
Into the Trees
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,050
Desert View
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 750
Awakening
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 650
Stand Alone
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 850
Blue Morning
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
Verdant and Gold
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 1,000
Flock of Birds
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 300
$ 180
Confetti Plate
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 250
$ 125
Confetti Dish VII
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 190
$ 95
Confetti Dish
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 250
$ 125
Confetti Dish VI
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 250
$ 125
Confetti Dish II
Art Glass Platter

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 300
$ 180
Sundrenched
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
Patterned Tray
Art Glass Tray

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 250
$ 150
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Bugs and Bees by Alice Benvie Gebhart (Art Glass Dish)
Pathway to a Bright Future
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 2,750
Lacy Amber Light
Art Glass Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 6,500
Wind in the Garden
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 650
$ 390
Mohawk Trail
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 750
A Cappella Chorus
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

by Alice Benvie Gebhart
$ 700
$ 420
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