Lampwork glass artist Elaine Forbes (“wee-lainy”) comes from Scotland. She has a PhD in Genetics and moved to Tucson in 2006 while working as a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arizona. She took her first lamp working class in 2007 with Karl Taylor and began her flame working journey.
Elaine loves to create primarily with borosilicate glass. Initially intrigued by the chemistry and challenge of reactive glass colours. Recently Elaine has become known for her incredibly detailed and colourful jellyfish.