Simple and elegant without a need for exaggeration best describes the work of Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott. Colors are chosen to accent and enhance the forms rather than prove them. The vessels demand examination through an idealist's eye with a keen knowledge of Italian designers such as Livio Seguso and Carlo Scarpa. The success of the forms is determined by a skill that is elegant, soft and quietly seductive. Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott are dedicated to the glass process and are determined to realize a particular vision that is distinctive and original. The couple's goal is to, "distill ideas and fantasies into a body of work," and in hopes will place them firmly in the forefront of contemporary decorative arts.
Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott at Traver Gallery