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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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Hunting Party
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 495
Southern Migration
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 775
A Search for Peace
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 448
Moonlit Meadow
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 535
Dream of Life
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 900
Dunes at Dusk
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 850
Misty Morning
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 850
Roger's Road
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 850
Show Off
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Sunset Moon
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 875
By the Stream
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 700
Surround Us All
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 800
Twisted Tree
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
Sunset Chorus
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 850
Natural Beauty
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 290
Journey to God
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,200
Watch Over Me
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,250
Returning Home
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,400
Nature's Center Ring
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
Tiny View Within
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Miniature Birch
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Watching Over Us
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,150
Walking on Sunshine
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
Lingering View
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 750
Fantasy of Trees
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
Ocean Wave
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 750
Stand Alone
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 750
A Cappella Chorus
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,200
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Uncommon Exposures: Photography in Craft Based Media, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA, 2016
2016 Great American Landscape Competition, Honorable Mention, Uroboros Glass, Portland, Oregon, 2016
Big and Small Exhibition, Best in Show, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, USA, 2017