Elijah Leed


Though the vessels I create may first appear overly simple, I believe they have more meaning that what is first perceived. Glass is intrinsically beautiful through its transparency, smooth surfaces and extravagant forms. This is exploited by most modern glass with overly decorated or manipulated works that become garish. Therefore, rather than trying to create work that is fashionable, I have instead worked through slight design variations in both form and coloration to create vessels that appear minimal, yet still evoke a deeper subliminal appeal.

While my work is not intended to be functional, it does maintain a reference to the vessel. This is important to me, as it provides the stable construct of a familiar form, regardless of its functionality. Instead of creating vessels by drawing out shapes or relying on the manipulation of gravity, I work in a very precise and deliberate manner to convey a more intricate and well articulated thought.