Fiaz Elson trained in Fashion and Design, Fine art and Silver-smithing before studying
Glass design gaining a BA Hons degree. She worked with internationally renown glass artist Colin Reid, as his senior assistant, for four years, before setting up her own studio practice. She also assisted David Reekie, Silvia Leverson and Karen La Monte in Master Class workshops.
A master of colour and form, Elson has constantly been selected to show at the British Glass Biennale as well as other important exhibitions in the UK and has been selected for several important shows in Europe; representing British Glass makers including Coburg Glass Prize Germany, Modern Masters in Munich and representing British Glass at the GlazenHuis, Belgium Glass Museum. Her works are in several private and public collections in USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe and the UK.
Her continuing interest and mastery of the casting technique has made her a sought-after teacher in the UK and Europe. Most recently the Royal College of Art, Swansea University, Edinburgh College of Art, Staffordshire University, university of the Creative Arts, Farmham, Cork Sculpture Factory, Ireland and Buld-Werk Glass School Germany.
Most recently she has curated several shows in the UK showing the best of British glass makers and designers.
The Glass artists selected are:- Max Jaquard, Jade Pinnell, Cathryn Shilling, Joseph Harrington, Victoria Scholes, James Devereux, Vikki Stacey, Fiaz Elson, Tracy Nicholls, Louis Thompson, Stewart Hearn, Noreen Todd, Penny Carter, Janet Page and Mim Brigham
QUENINGTON SCULPTURE TRUST AND GLASS GLAMOUR – Breeze Art and Makers Community Interest Company were only able to put on this exhibition of contemporary glass with funding from the Quenington Sculpture Trust. Lucy and David Abel Smith, who established the trust are collectors and enthusiasts of contemporary applied art and in particular contemporary glass. In 2015, they established the first ‘Glass Glamour’ exhibition in Quenington Old Rectory to show how glass could animate and light up a home space, even a period interior. Their aim has been to take art and craft works out of the gallery and re-introduce it to people in outdoor and indoor spaces that are used and lived in.