Liz French

Professional member Highlands Kiln Glass



My work explores light, colour and form through fused glass panels and sculptural works. Upon firing I allow a certain amount of chance to create fluid and organic lines. The fluidity of the glass becoming almost painterly. Through precise cutting and experimental kiln firing, I aim to achieve a balance between structure and spontaneity, akin to forms found in nature.

I am based in the North West Highlands on the edges of a sea loch, which offers a rich diversity of natural forms and atmospheres to work with. I observe my environment carefully and translate the colours and forms from the land and seascapes into glass

Layering a number of glass panels or elements is an essential feature of my work and allows me to explore sculptural forms. I create spaces in amongst the coloured layers to allow for the light to move around and catch the reflective surfaces.


Contact Details



  • 2019

    • February - March Emerging Artist Award, Creates Gallery, Monmouth
  • 2018

    • Winter, Pyramid, York
    • Mergings, St Marys Cathedral, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh
  • 2017

    • The Edge of Colour, St Marys Cathedral, Edinburgh Festival , Edinburgh
    • Water and Music, Pyramid Gallery, York
  • 2015

    • Morvern Gallery, Isle of Lewis

Grants & Awards

  • 2019

    • February Emerging Artist Award, Creates Gallery