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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Lady Slipper Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Tabletop Pink Lady Slipper
Art Glass Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Iris Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Cactus Flower Bottle
Art Glass Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Triple Green Orchid
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 500
$ 425
Dragonfly Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Fuchsia on Leaf
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Wall-Mounted Lily
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 900
$ 765
Blue Dragonfly Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Peach Bottle with Dragonfly
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Wall-Mounted Iris
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 700
$ 595
Lily Wall Piece
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 390
$ 331.50
Branch with Birds and Fruit
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 1,190
$ 1,011.50
Bird of Paradise Wall Piece
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Magnolia Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Dragonfly Perfume Bottle II
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Bird and Cherries Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 330
$ 280.50
Coneflower with Dragonflies
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 900
$ 765
Bird of Paradise
Art Glass Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Cobalt Perfume Bottle with Dragonfly
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Gold Orchid Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Milkweed Perfume Bottle with Monarchs
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Waterlily Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Waterlily & Dragonfly on Leaves
Art Glass Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 850
$ 722.50
Wall-Mounted Daylily on Leaf
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Wall-Mounted Clematis on Leaf
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 470
$ 399.50
Daylily Perfume Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 320
$ 272
Waterlily Lamp
Art Glass Table Lamp

by Loy Allen
$ 1,100
$ 935
Pale Purple Iris
Art Glass Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Columbine Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Iris with Monarch
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 990
$ 841.50
White Iris
Art Glass Sculpture

by Loy Allen
$ 790
$ 671.50
Amber Dragonfly Bottle
Art Glass Perfume Bottle

by Loy Allen
$ 300
$ 255
Red 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
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