Liz Cresap

Fused Glass
Round Hill Arts Center Guest
35246 Harry Byrd Highway, Round Hill, VA 20141
Snickers Gap Cluster, Stop #29

About the Artist

Appalachian Trail, framed 11''x 14''. Layered hand cut sheet glass, hand pulled glass rods, glass fit (crushed glass) and glass paint added for detail. 2015.
Appalachian Trail, framed 11''x 14''. Layered hand cut sheet glass, hand pulled glass rods, glass fit (crushed glass) and glass paint added for detail. 2015.

Liz Cresap is a Purcellville based fused glass artist, who has been designing and creating glass artwork for nearly 30 years. She creates functional as well as decorative fused glass pieces. Growing up, she lived and studied in Europe and was inspired at an early age by the beautiful stained glass windows of the French and Italian Gothic cathedrals. Liz began her glass career in stained glass, designing and selling her work in galleries and shows as well as creating commissioned pieces for individual clients. Fifteen years later, she decided to broaden her glass knowledge and began her journey into fused glass. The merging of colored glass sheets heated in a kiln to form functional and decorative pieces was an exciting new challenge for Liz and fusing glass became her new passion. Her unique glass artwork focuses largely on nature inspired themes. The scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and the surrounding rural countryside are a big inspiration to Liz and she enjoys incorporating these local landscape elements into her glass designs. Her goal is to take the viewer on a journey into her glass artwork. Whether they feel an emotional pull towards the design or just love the color combinations, she hopes it brings joy to the viewer. Lately, Liz has expanded her techniques to include contemporary clocks, bowls and cheese plates. Liz has a degree in design from the University of Maryland. Her work can be found in galleries on the East Coast and online. Liz is also a member of the Gateway Gallery Artists Cooperative located in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Cheese Plate, 6 1/2'' x 10'', Hand cut copper foil leaves fused between two layers of glass. 2015.
Cheese Plate, 6 1/2'' x 10'', Hand cut copper foil leaves fused between two layers of glass. 2015.
Draped Vase, 7'' tall. Pattern bar technique. Transparent and opaque glass. 2015.
Draped Vase, 7'' tall. Pattern bar technique. Transparent and opaque glass. 2015.
Garden Party Bowl, 11''x11''. Hand cut transparent and opaque glass flowers and leaves. Glass fit (crushed glass) added for detail. 2015.
Garden Party Bowl, 11''x11''. Hand cut transparent and opaque glass flowers and leaves. Glass fit (crushed glass) added for detail. 2015.
Blue Ridge Sunset, 9''x 7 1/2''. Hand cut layered sheet glass. Glass fit (crushed glass), glass powder wafers, and glass paint detail. 2015.
Blue Ridge Sunset, 9''x 7 1/2''. Hand cut layered sheet glass. Glass fit (crushed glass), glass powder wafers, and glass paint detail. 2015.
Oval Flower bowl, 15''x 6''. Hand cut transparent and opaque glass flower petals and leaves. Hand pulled,  torched glass rods, glass frit (crushed glass) and glass paint for detail. 2015
Oval Flower bowl, 15''x 6''. Hand cut transparent and opaque glass flower petals and leaves. Hand pulled, torched glass rods, glass frit (crushed glass) and glass paint for detail. 2015
Self Standing Clocks, 8''x5''x4''. Opaque glass. 2016.
Self Standing Clocks, 8''x5''x4''. Opaque glass. 2016.
Sand and Waves, 10''x10''. Transparent turquoise glass and French Vanilla
Sand and Waves, 10''x10''. Transparent turquoise glass and French Vanilla "reactive" opaque glass. Turquoise frit reacts with French vanilla by its edges turning brown. 2015.
Troubles Waters,  9''x9''. Puddle technique. Opaque glass. 2015.
Troubles Waters, 9''x9''. Puddle technique. Opaque glass. 2015.
Stringer Bowl, 7''x 7''. Clear sheet glass, blue and white stringers (thin glass rods). 2015.
Stringer Bowl, 7''x 7''. Clear sheet glass, blue and white stringers (thin glass rods). 2015.
Asian Dragonfly Bowl, 7''x7''. Dichroic and opaque glass. 2015.
Asian Dragonfly Bowl, 7''x7''. Dichroic and opaque glass. 2015.
Standing Horse,  8''x 5''. Opaque and dichroic glass. 2015.
Standing Horse, 8''x 5''. Opaque and dichroic glass. 2015.
Contemporary Bowl, 11''x11''. Opaque and Mardi Gras glass. 2015.
Contemporary Bowl, 11''x11''. Opaque and Mardi Gras glass. 2015.

Offering on tour: Fused glass bowls, plates, 3D standing and framed fused work. Fused glass demonstration and refreshments.

Snickers Gap Cluster Stop #29

Visit Liz Cresap at Round Hill Arts Center
35246 Harry Byrd Highway, Round Hill, VA 20141

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