Loy Allen Glass Lady Slipper
Loy Allen is a South Dakota native who returned to the BLack Hills after studying design at Souther Illinois University At Carbondale.
After learning basic lampworking in South Dakota, Ms. Allen studied advanced glass techniques at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and at The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass in jNew York. She has been self-employed as a flameworker since 1979.
Loy Allen's inspiration comes from the natural world, the hills and plains of Dakata. Stylistically, I am inspired by the art of the Art Nouveau Age. Like the artists of that time, she am interested in a depiction of plant and animal life in a pantheist spirit.
The Lady Slipper on this page is composed of metal tubular support stem with specific openings for the three flowers and the three leaves. Each of the lampwork flowers and leaves, similar but never the same, are inserted in the numbered tubes to complete the arrangement.