Jamie Harris - Circles and Lines Chandelier III, USA
Today in addition to his fine art glass sculptures, Jamie Harris is creating unique, hand-made sculptural lighting. Drawing on the contrast between rigid, geometric metal structures and organic, hand-made glass forms, his chandeliers achieve a balanced universality. Each unique glass globe and glass bulb diffuser is hand-blown and cut by Harris and assembled on a customizable brass armature. By altering the opacity, hue, employing metallic finishes, or creating opalescent and iridescent surfaces, the works can sit at either ends of the spectrum from minimal to extravagant.
Harris has studied at some of the most prestigious glass schools in the country: The Pilchuck Glass School, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Penland School of Crafts, the Haystack School and the Corning Museum of Glass. He also studied with some of the most renowned glass artists in the world, including Dante Marioni, Josiah McElheny, Benjamin Moore, Kathy Eliot and Ben Edols.His work has been collected by the Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, AL), the Museum of American Glass (Millville, NJ), and Glasmuseum Ebeltoft (Ebeltoft, Denmark). He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including those from the Corning Museum of Glass, Creative Glass Center of America, Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group.