Edols & Elliot glass art for sale. Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott are partners in life and in creating breathtaking glass art. They have been exhibiting together since 1993 both in Australia and the USA, and have taught in Japan, America and Australia. Ben specialises in glassblowing creating shapes and forms often in a Venetian style, while Kathy is especially skilled in cold working techniques such as carving and engraving. They combine their skills to perfection.

Edols Elliott – Artist Biography


We work within the traditions of the Decorative Arts and are concerned with issues of craftsmanship and skill. We make the objects we like to see in the world and are building a body of work that we hope will be coherent as it evolves over time. We work with glass for many reasons. For Ben it is a strong attraction to the process of working in the Venetian style of glassblowing. For me I am inspired to work with glass by what is possible in terms of carving and decorating the forms and working with the light to generate a breathtaking effect. For us glass is a medium for colour and light as well as an opportunity to explore design and we look for ways to use these uplifting elements in ways that are original.

Benjamin Edols was born in 1967 in Sydney Australia, Kathy Elliott was born in 1964 also in Sydney. Benjamin completed undergraduate study at Sydney College of the Arts and went on to receive a post graduate diploma from Canberra School of Art. Kathy finished her BA at Canberra School of Art in 1991 where she met Ben. The first exhibition of their collaborative work was in 1993 at deVera in San Francisco. Since that time they have developed a body of work of blown and cold worked glass vessels and forms. They have taught in Australia, America and Japan, their work has been exhibited widely and is held in many public museums and private collections around the world. Ben is a skilled glassblower and he has worked with Dante Marioni and Lino Tagliapietra over the years. Kathy has specialised in cold working techniques such as carving and engraving .

In 2000 they built their own glass blowing and cold working studio in Sydney where they continue to work each day with the assistance of Jack Rowe and Mariella McKinley.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010     Shelter, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney

Benjamin Edols Kathy Elliott, Flame Run Gallery , Louisville KY

2009     Light Marks, William Traver Gallery, Seattle

Studio Glass, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Act

2008     Benjamin Edols Kathy Elliott, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

2007     Evolve, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney

Benjamin Edols Kathy Elliott, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma

Edols & Elliott, Kirra Gallery, Melbourne VIC.

William Traver Gallery , Seattle, WA, USA

2006     Ben Edols & Kathy Elliott, Beaver Gallery, Canberra

2005     Autumn, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

2004     Recent Work, deVera, New York, NY, USA

2003     Cultivate II, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW

2002     Cultivate, William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA. USA

2001     Blaze, Quadrivium, Sydney

Botanicals, de Vera, San Francisco, USA

Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott New Glass, Distelfink at Nellie Castan, Melbourne

2000     Light Erosion, Barry Friedman Ltd, New York, NY, USA

Dissolve, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

Flux, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

1999     Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott Studio Glass, Beaver Galleries, ACT

Glass Lovers Weekend, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA 1998 Benjamin

Edols and Kathy Elliott Recent Work, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott Glass, Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.

Skin II, de Vera, San Francisco, CA, USA

1997     Skin, Glass Artists Gallery Glebe, NSW

Recent Work, Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany.

1996     Kathy Elliott and Benjamin Edols Carved Glass, de Vera, San Francisco, CA, USA

Light Marks, Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne VIC

1993     Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott, de Vera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Selected Exhibitions
2010     Winter, Sabbia Gallery, NSW

Light in Winter, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

2009     Maestros, Sabbia Gallery, NSW

In Paradise, Manly Museum and Art Gallery, Manly

Furnace, Contemporary Australian Art Glass, Tasmanian Craft Fair, Tasmania

Vision Realized, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh

Looking Forward, William Traver Gallery , Seattle

2008     In Essence – The Legacy of Stephen Procter, Sabbia Gallery, NSW

Gesture and Cadence, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh

Surface Exploration, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

2007     Smartworks, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Mastery in Contemporary Glass, Gaffer Studio Glass and Starcap Galleries,Singapore

Ranamok Glass Prize, Travelling competitive exhibition

Tom Malone Glass Prize,Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth

2006     New Masters: New Glass, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney

2006     Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Australian Glass 2006, Sandra Ainsley gallery, Toronto

Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea

Australian Glass 06, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto

2005     Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Next Chapter, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney

2004     Sydney Style. Sydney Opera House

Marioni, Edols, Elliott. Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2003     The Glass Vessel, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design, Louisville, KY, USA

Hot Glass 2003, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

Canberra Glass 2003, Beaver Galleries, Canberra

20/20 Vision, Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ, USA

2002     Global Glass, Marx – Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Niijima Glass Exhibition, TEPCO Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

William Traver Gallery : 25 Years, William Traver Gallery, Seattle , WA. USA

Benjamin Edols Kathy Elliott and Tom Rowney:Studio Glass, Beaver Galleries,Canberra

Australian Glass, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland , New Zealand

Transparent Things,Touring Exhibition: Wagga Regional Art Gallery,National Gallery Aust

Dialogue- Stephen Procter and Friends, Quadrivium, Sydney

2001     Lino Tagliapietro e amici, Fuller Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2000     International Craft Triennale, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

At The Edge, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany; National Glass Centre,

Sunderland, England; object Galleries, Sydney

Desire, Quadrivium, Sydney

1999     Vetro al Femminile, Galeria Marina Barovier, Venice, Italy

RFC Glass Prize, Volvo Gallery, Sydney

SOFA International Art Exhibition, Berry Friedman Ltd, Bullseye Glass Co., New York

Contemporary Australian Craft, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

Passion, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW

1998     International Exhibition of Glass ’98, Kanazawa, Japan.

Aperto Vetro Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy

Latitudes II, The Bullseye Connection, Portland, OR, USA

RFC Glass Prize, touring exhibition, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Denver,Colorado.

Masters of Australian Glass, Quadrivium, Sydney.

Offline: An Exhibition of Soft Hardware, Jam Factory Craft and Design Centre, Adelaide

Australian Glass – 10 Artists, Gallery Enomoto, Osaka, Japan

Latitudes II, Gallery Himawari, Seto, Japan

1997     Collaborations in Glass, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington

Vitreous, Queensland Craft Council Gallery, Brisbane

Contemporary Glass, Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney

1996     Distant Points of Light, Beaver Galleries, ACT

Kept for Best, National Gallery of Australia, Decorative Arts, Touring Exhibition

Latitudes, Craft Council ACT, Canberra, ACT

SOFA International Art Exhibition, Glass Artists’ Gallery, Chicago IL, USA

A Matter of Making, Canberra School of Art Alumni Exhibition, CSA Gallery Canberra, ACT

1995     The Object All Sublime, Australian Decorative Arts Survey, Laurraine Diggins Fine Art, Melb

Latitudes, The Bullseye Connection, Portland, Oregon USA

Glass Weekend ’95, Habatat Gallery at Creative Glass Centre of America, Milville, NJ, USA

1994     Resource Finance Corporation Art Prize Exhibition, Finalist – Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney

Out of Canberra, Jam Factory Craft & Design Centre, Adelaide, Meat Market Craft

Centre, Melbourne & The Crafts Council Gallery, ACT

The Cutting Edge, 1994 Glass Triennial, Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, NSW

1993     $1,000 and Under, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

Origins and Originality, Drill Hall Gallery, Sydney

1992     Jahressmesse Kunsthandwerk, Museum for Kunst & Gerwerbe Hamburg, Germany

Double or Nothing, Graduating Students Exhibition,

Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Glass: Challenging the Medium, Blaxland Gallery, Canberra

1990     Pate de Verre and Cast Glass, Glass Artists’ Gallery, Sydney

Fellowships & Grants

2010     Australia Council Grant

2003     Australia Council Grant New Work

1998     Resource Finance Corporation Glass Prize

1995     Australia Council Grant, Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship

1994     Australia Council Grant

1993     Fellowship at the Creative Glass Centre of America

1991     First Prize: ‘Glass : Challenging the Medium’ Competitive Exhibition

Victoria and Albert Museum ~Auckland Museum ~Toyama Art Museum, ~ American Craft Museum

Chrysler Museum of Art ~ Devonport Art Gallery,Tasmania ~ Powerhouse Museum ~ Queensland

Art Gallery ~ National Gallery of Australia~ Corning Museum of Glass ~ American Glass Museum ~

Wagga Wagga National Glass Collection ~ Art Gallery of South Australia ~ National Gallery of

Victoria ~ Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding,Coesfeld Lette,Germany ~ Parliament House Collection,Canberra ~ Government House Collection, Sydney, ~ Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

~ The Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine , WI, U.S.A. ~ The Denver Art Museum ~ The Carnegie Museum of Art, PA, U.S.A..

2010     Masters : Blown Glass, Lark Books

2007     The Sydney Magazine August Issue # 52

2007     Australian Art Review November Issue # 15

2005     Australian Glass Today, Margot Osbourne, Wakefield Press

2003     Object No. 42

Lino Issue No. 3

House and Garden, May

Domain , Sydney Morning Herald, 10th April

2002     VETRO magazine, December, no. 16,

2001     Artists in Glass, Dan Klein, Miitchell Beazley

I.D. Magazine, November

Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Metropolitan’ pg.8 September 22-23

Flux, Bullseye Gallery Exhibition Catalogue ; Australia + Germany, International

Craft Triennale

2000     Flux, Exhibition Catalogue, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

Australia + Germany International Craft Triennial, Exhibition Catalogue

At The Edge- Australian Glass Art, Exhibition Catalogue, Galerie Handwerk, Munich,

Touring to the UK and Australia

1999     Developing the Collection, Acquisitions 1997-1999, National Gallery of Australia

Contemporary Australian Craft, Exhibition Catalogue, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

Craft Arts International, No.47

Arte, August

1998     Neues Glas, 3/98

New Glass Review, No. 17, 18, 19, 21, 22

Aperto Vetro, Exhibition Catalogue, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

Editrice Arsenale

The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Exhibition Catalogue

Latitudes: Bullseye Glass In Australia, Exhibition Catalogue, The Bullseye Connection,

Portland, OR, USA

Australian Glass: 10 Artists, Exhibition Catalogue, Gallery Enomoto, Osaka, Japan

1997     Noris Ioannou, Masters of Their Craft, Craftsman House, Sydney

1996     A Matter of Making, Exhibition Catalogue, CSA Gallery

Art Monthly, No.85

1995     Noris Ioannou, Australian Studio Glass, Craftsman House, Sydney

National Art Glass Collection, City Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga

1994     object, Winter 1994

1993     Glass, Fall, No.53

1992     Glasswork, November, No.13

1991     Craft NSW, Autumn

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