About

Elizabeth Kelly established Studio Tangerine in 2003 from a need for a dedicated studio to research and develop small scale industrial processes of coloured glass applied to architecture, art and design.

Elizabeth's practice cannot be easily pidgeon-holed as she maintains a broad approach to research be it conceptual or technical, and is constantly seeking out original modes of expression.

She has a committed passion for exploration of colour and form and is currently focussed on exploring the built environment and patterns in engineering. Underlying this subject is a fascination with the social and historic values imbued in architectural structures and the link to scale and perception.

Elizabeth works collaboratively with architects, designers and sculptors on specific projects, and continues a vigorous exhibition engagement.

Her studio equipment was purpose built for specific processes vital for a skilled approach to working across disciplines, and in a variety of media. Studio Tangerine is devoted to the design of equipment that is extremely competitive in combustion efficiency and uses recycled materials and industrial waste wherever possible and in the majority of completed works.

Elizabeth initially trained as a glass blower before broadening into sculpture and applied design. She gained a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Australian National University, Canberra, and a Master of Visual Arts degree from Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney.

Previous to Studio Tangerine Elizabeth lectured at Sydney College of the Arts taking up the prestigious position of Head of Studio at JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design Centre in Adelaide, South Australia. She has travelled extensively working in studio glass and has completed a fellowship at the Creative Glass Centre of America, an Artist in Residency at the Seto International Ceramic and Glass centre in Japan. She was awarded the Capital Arts Patrons Organisation Fellowship in Canberra and most recently a Churchill Fellowship.