A native Nashvillian, Alice Shepherd was raised by her family of mechanics and machinists for whom reuse was a natural way of life. Being an only child, she relied on her creativity for entertainment and at a young age began crafting in various media, usually with whatever materials she could find. She holds a BA in Sociology and Philosophy, concentrating on ethics and aesthetics.
In 2007 her husband brought home some cast-off parts and windshield glass slag from which she created her first industrial sculptures. Yearning for the ability to manipulate glass led to the purchase of her first kiln and the start of “Artwork Cubed”, apropos of being born third generation Alice and the creator of three dimensional artworks.
She is a self-taught kiln formed glass artist whose work has shown at Nashville International Airport, OZ Arts Nashville, Centennial Art Center and Seed Space. Arts at the Airport acquired one of her pieces for their permanent collection. Shepherd’s other collection of colorful, tabletop originals are currently represented by Harpeth Art Gallery in Pegram, Tennessee.