Elodie Holmes is the founder and owner of Liquid Light Glass, Inc. The name, Liquid Light Glass, comes from the process of working molten glass in an intense torch flame of light. The unique glass of Elodie Holmes is hand sculpted using traditional techniques of glass blowing, lampwork, cutting, polishing, and etching. Through these processes, Elodie creates sculpture, jewelry, ornaments, and ornamental furnishings such as vases, bowls, paperweights, and aroma lamps.
"The spontaneity involved in working molten glass is highly satisfying," Elodie comments. "Whether sculpting in a torch flame or off the end of a blowpipe, the process creates a tension which is reflected in the art itself. Each piece is a glimpse into an event frozen in time. They may be surreal, ceremonial or even comical, but all most always mysterious."
Born in Washington, D.C. on August 14, 1959, Elodie continues a family tradition of artists, beginning with her great-grandfather, Frank Graham Holmes, former Chief Designer of Lenox China for nearly fifty years. She studied glass and ceramics at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, where she apprenticed under several renowned glass artists. In 1984 the Pilchuck School of Glass awarded her a teaching assistant position, followed by a scholarship in 1985.
Elodie first came to Santa Fe in 1981 to co-manage a cooperative hot glass studio on Canyon Road. In 1987, Elodie founded Liquid Light Glass. Her business goal to create and distribute a series of innovative and sculptural glass art for collectors continues successfully. Elodie effectively combines both flame-working and off-hand glass blowing to expand her innovative and unique designs. Her work is available in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally.
In 1997, Elodie was asked to participate in a four month exhibit of her work by the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Cadwalader park. This exhibition spanned four generations of Holmes artists: aforementioned Frank Graham Holmes, noted ceramicist and painter Graham Holmes, Jr., award winning design architect Stephen Holmes (Elodie's brother), and Elodie herself. Another highlight of the year was Elodie's acceptance of a White house invitation from President and First Lady Clinton to create a unique glass Christmas ornament which is now part of their permanent collection in Washington, D.C..
Elodie recently purchased the Baca Street Art Studios, in Santa Fe. She has renovated part of this art complex to house her permanent studio where all aspects of her glass art are created. The remainder of the complex is occupied by a variety of artists. The Baca Street Art District, where Liquid Light Glass is located, is one of Santa Fe's newest areas for artists. Elodie generously extends an open invitation to all those interested in visiting her studio, where they can watch her create her glass art.