Leaf thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at Young V&A
Design Gallery, The Factory, Case 1


2003 (made)
Place of origin

Glass sculpture, leaf-shaped, clear over red, with cut lines.

Object details

Object type
TitleLeaf (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Hand-blown; clear glass over red glass blown, then cold-worked - wheel cut lines in the direction of a leaf's veins
Brief description
'Leaf', glass sculpture, leaf-shaped, made by Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, Australia (Canberra), 2003
Physical description
Glass sculpture, leaf-shaped, clear over red, with cut lines.
  • Height: 475mm
  • Width: 250mm
  • Depth: 90mm
Marks and inscriptions
'Ben Edols Kathy Elliott 2003 Sydney 146' (engraved round foot (note: 146 refers to the number of all pieces made in 2003, not all are 'Leaf'))
Credit line
Given by the Raglan Gallery
Object history
Artist's Statement:
"We work with glass for many reasons. For Ben, it is a strong attraction to the process of working in the Venetian style of glassblowing. For me - I am inspired to work with glass by what is possible in terms of carving and decorating the forms and working with the light to generate a breathtaking effect. For us - glass is a medium for colour and light as well as an opportunity to explore design and we look for ways to use these uplifting elements in ways that are original."
Kathy Elliott

Shown in COLLECT (Raglan Gallery, Australia, stand), Crafts Council, V&AM, February 2004.
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Record createdJune 7, 2004
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