Elizabeth Johnson

I have loved and collected glass sculptures since my childhood.  My husband gave me my first flame-working class as a gift in 1996 and I was hooked immediately. Within a couple of years I had set up a flame-working studio at home.  While my children were launching into adulthood I worked a full-time day job and built my glassblowing skills at night.  I have made my living exclusively as a glass sculptor since 2008. 
My favorite challenge is to reproduce fragile objects like fruits and leaves, capturing them forever in glass.  I have taught myself to make many berry varieties and have even developed them into a line of jewelry.  The jewelry and the glass berry sculptures are sold in galleries around the country, and have found homes with other berry lovers as far away as Moscow, Japan and South Africa.