Elizabeth Braun is one of our ‘Taste of Touchstone’ Artists who will also be teaching at Touchstone in 2018!

Visit The Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD from February 3-17, 2018 for ‘A Taste of Touchstone’ Gallery Exhibit. More information: Taste of Touchstone

Elizabeth Levine Braun began her training in stained glass at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix en Provence, France in 1981 and since then, has studied with some of the world’s leading glass artists. In 1986, she founded a custom art-glass studio, Elizabeth’s Glassworks, LLC. In addition to architectural work, Elizabeth specializes in warm glass methods including fusing, kiln forming, glass casting, and pâte de verre. Her work has won awards at major exhibitions, most recently the Thirtieth Annual Creative Craft Council Exhibition in Maryland and the Fall Fine Art Show in West Virginia. Her sculptural cast glass and kiln-formed work is in private collections and galleries in the United States and abroad. Elizabeth is an energetic instructor with an "anything is possible" approach. For over 25 years, she has taught glass classes to students of all ages, conducting workshops and classes at numerous venues, including the Maryland College of Art and Design, Glen Echo Park, Corcoran School of Crafts (adjunct faculty), private and public schools, and regional artists collectives. Elizabeth was president of the National Capital Art Glass Guild for three years, and remains an active member of the organization. She is also a member of the Glass Art Society, Allegany Arts Council, and board member of Hampshire Arts Council.

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Elizabeth will be teaching ‘Getting Hot!‘ at Touchstone from June 23–27, 2018. In this workshop, students will discover hot new ways to incorporate lines and designs in fused glass art! Learn fascinating new kiln processes where you work with glass in the "hot" range. Use pot drops and wire drips to make beautiful designs with molten glass, without going into the hot kiln. Explore combed glass—the awesome feathered or swirled effects from manipulating hot glass in the kiln. We will make cane and pattern bars by using various damming techniques. Enjoy Vitrograph fun—pulling and manipulating glass from under a kiln to created fabulous swirls and curls, lines, and more. Using torches, work with glass over, in, through a flame. You will learn all these techniques and many variations on these procedures. Not only will we cut and reassemble our components to create intricate graphic patterns, but we will also learn and use coldworking and sandblasting skills to create a stunning final project. You will go home with lots of ideas and unique elements to incorporate into your artwork. This workshop is suitable for Intermediate to Advanced students.

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