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. By 2011 she had built her “Artwork Cubed” glass studio, so named because she is third generation Alice and her works are 3-dimensional.
She is a self-taught kiln formed glass artist whose work has shown in numerous solo and group shows at venues including Centennial Art Center, Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, Nashville International Airport, and Oz Arts Nashville.
Her work has received recognition by Tennessee Crossroads, Nashville Arts Magazine, as a featured artist with Artsy Shark, and Arts at the Airport holds one of her pieces in their permanent collection.