Brilliant Glass from Brazil: Eduardo & Elizabeth Prado

We are delighted to feature the glass art of Eduardo and Elizabeth Prado at WMODA. This talented couple recently moved to the USA from their native Brazil where they were pioneers of the studio glass movement. They now share a studio in Fort Lauderdale and Eduardo works also at the Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts in Lake Worth.

Eduardo is an architect by training and Elizabeth studied art. They met in London, where they first discovered glass art, and their marriage united them in a mutual love of the medium. Since the 1980s, they have traveled the world visiting master glass artists and studying different techniques, including blown glass, pate-de-verre, fusing and casting.

Today, they both use very different processes to create their glass art, which has been exhibited internationally and received accolades from the Corning Museum of Glass. Elizabeth fuses tiny droplets of Bullseye glass to create sparkling textures in luminous bowl forms. Eduardo calls his work Cocooned Thoughts. Embedded in layers of glass are his paintings and iconic images of popular culture. Selected works by Eduardo and Elizabeth are for sale to benefit the educational programs at WMODA.