Elizabeth Braun ~ Glass Artist
Elizabeth began her training in stained glass at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix en Provence, France in 1981 and since that time, has studied with some of the world's leading glass artists.
Specializing in custom architectural windows for homes and businesses . . .
. . . Elizabeth uses traditional leaded and copper foil methods, beveling, etching, and painting on glass.
Working in warm glass methods including fusing, kiln forming, glass casting and pate de verre . . .
. . . Elizabeth has established a growing reputation for works of conceptual flourish and cutting edge technique. Her work has won awards at major exhibitions on the east coast.
Fused, slumped glass with vitrograph elements.
18" x 4"
This bowl was created for a 50th Wedding Anniversary gift. The bottom of the bowl has the couples name and "50th Anniversry" painted and fired on in 24 karat gold.
I hosted a class for the James Renwick Alliance taught by Colin Reid, where I created the embracing couple seen above. The piece is titled "Yes" because that is the word left in the bottom of the glass, which is an affirmation of the erotic message sandblasted on the draped glass.
I was commissioned on a very small budget to do this graduating class gift for the newly renovated school. The kids in the windows are some of the actual students that were graduating that year.
Elizabeth is past president of The National Capital Art Glass Guild and remains an active member of that organization.
She is also a member of the International Guild of Glass Artists, the Glass Art Society, The American Arts and Crafts Council. NCAGG representative to the Creative Craft Council, Artisans United, and Montgomery County Arts and Humanities.