12 November 2013
On retirement in the early nineties, Elizabeth (Betty) Lever wondered which way her life was heading, but in 1993 she began a painting course in Albury, N.S.W. Then in 1994 she started learning about leadlighting with Glass. This eventually involved her in commissions for windows for people in Melbourne and Wodonga, Vic. This left her with a love of working with glass which is still with her today. In 2002 after moving to Hervey Bay, she atarted a warm glass course with Marj Sullivan at TAFE. She has atteded the studio of Shar Morman in Buderim as a student and assistant for a short period. She also has been involved in the Flying Arts workshops with Judith Bohm-Par from Cairns. Over the last three years she has set up her own studio where she teaches Warm Glass to friends and students who are interested in glass. With grants from the Arts Council, she has been able to invite Shar Morman and Emma Varga from Sydney to sttend her studio to give workshops for the students. Elizabeth has held exhibitions at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. In 2011 she held an exhibition at Childers Art Space. Elizabeth says, "Each day I learn something different and exciting with glass. The beauty is there for all to see. Open your eyes to it. My love affair with Glass continues on."