Floral with wood
12" x 12" x 10"
About the Work
A lot of my work is floral design, but based upon my imagination mostly. I was told a long time ago that we make things we have seen before, sometimes not even realizing it until after a piece is made. So most of my work is in reference to something I've seen or experienced in my past.
Once you find something that truly moves you, it can enhance your personal life, encourage you to grow, and leave you wanting more. That's what glass does for me. It's my first love. It's given me life and joy. And I know that comes through in my work.
My name is Eva Shelley and I've been working with glass since 2000. I started by taking private lessons at the Crefeld School, a private high school in Philadelphia. I then took individual glass classes at Salem Community College in New Jersey. From there, I attended Temple University's Tyler School of Art, majoring in glass, and graduating in 2005 with a bachelor of fine arts (BFA). My focus at Tyler was furnace work, and also learned both hot and cold casting, as well as fused and slumped glass.
Since graduating, I have been a freelance glass artist, creating glass art and glass jewelry. I've worked on a variety of different projects including pieces of jewelry for loved ones, glass sculptures for events, and company gifts for employees.
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Elisabeth Nickles: Deer Vessel$900
63" x 13" x 13"
Courtesy of Schmidt Dean Gallery
About the Work
My work exists in the edge between the physical study of organic form and psychological metaphor. Issues of the human psyche are seen in relationship to nature and as a fragment of nature. The mind and body are moving parts of the larger system of biological cycle and subconscious knowledge. My depiction of natural form is my mental projection and physical association with the non-human world. With humor and fascination I bring my obsessions, memories and identity to a place where the inner and outer world are melded together.
Elisabeth Nickles is a mixed media sculptor living in Philadelphia. She has produced bodies of work in bronze, glass and paper. She attended the Boston Museum School and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and in 2007 received an MFA from Alfred University. Her work has recently been shown at the Philadelphia Airport, Schmidt Dean Gallery and Exit Art. She is currently a Muralab artist in Residence at NextFab through the Breadboard Science Center and Mural Arts where she is using new technologies to make small scale models that will be exhibited at the Esther Klein Science Center as possible projects for public spaces. During the past year, she completed a large scale commission for the SEPTA Arts in Transit program as well as a large wall sculpture for the offices of The Reinvestment Fund in Philadelphia.