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Biography: Kathy Elliott

Black and white photo of a blonde woman wearing glasses with black frames. She is holding a large glass object next to the right side of her face.
Kathy Elliott

As one half of one of the most successful artistic partnerships in Australia, Kathy Elliott has received international recognition from her collaborative glasswork with Ben Edols. Over the last 20 years, they have collaborated on work that has inspired and tantalized many through its intense color, form, and use of light. Recently, their work has been inspired by botanical forms and patterns found in nature, often exploiting how glass can carry light in a way that mimics when light is diffused through leaves and grass.

Elliott has been working with glass since 1988. She earned her BA from Canberra School of Art in 1992. She has specialized in cold working techniques and has given workshops at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Toyama Institute of Glass Art, South Australian University at Underdale, and Canberra School of Art.

Elliott and Edols have been working together since 1993, when they had the first exhibition of their collaborative work at de Vera in San Francisco. They now live and work in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, having completed work on their glassblowing and coldworking studio in early 2001. Their work continues to be admired for its technical, creative achievements and has been exhibited in Australia, Japan, the United States, Germany, England, and Italy.