"The spontaneity
involved in working
molten glass is
highly satisfying.
When sculpting in
a torch flame off
the end of a blowpipe,
the process creates
a tension that is

reflected in the
art itself.
Each piece is an
event frozen in time.
They may be surreal,

ceremonial,or light
hearted, but almost
always mysterious."

 

Elodie Holmes

 

Biography

Elodie Holmes is the founder and owner of Liquid Light Glass established in 1986. The unique glass of Elodie Holmes is hand- sculpted using traditional techniques of glass blowing, sculpting molten glass with special tools, flame work, cutting, polishing and etching.

Through these various processes, Elodie creates fine glass art such as sculptures, vases, bowls, platters, paperweights and ornaments. Elodie has developed her most recognizable art or signature line by combining her flame-working techniques with off-hand glass blowing. She applies individually flame worked figures onto molten glass, then carefully blows and shapes the glass into its final form. The figures expand with the blowing process, much like letters do on a balloon.

In her oversized sculpture series, Elodie utilizes a team of glass blowing assistants. She coordinates the team to assist her through the process of creating these large pieces much like a choreographed dance. By using a selection of special tools and torches, she blows and sculpts these forms into delightful pieces of art.

Elodie purchased the Baca Street Studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2000 and became one of the founders of the Baca Street Art District. The Baca Street Arts District, where Liquid Light Glass is located, is one of Santa Fe's newest areas for artists and being touted as the "Soho" of Santa Fe.

Elodie's latest venture was co-establishing another glass studio in late 2004 called Prairie Dog Glass, located onsite at Jackalope in Santa Fe. Jackalope is a 20 year old business on 5 1/2 acres in the middle of Santa Fe. They market pottery, jewelry, folk art, and now glass art as well as other items. Prairie Dog Glass has become a main attraction at Jackalope where the public can view glass making, sign up for classes, or for local glassblowers rent shop time.

Elodie still works out of her main studio, Liquid Light Glass and generously extends an open invitation to all those interested in visiting her studio, where they can watch her create her glass art or take glass making classes.

Her work is available in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally.