Jamie Harris, Nested Discs III, USA, 2023
Today in addition to his fine art glass sculptures, Jamie Harris is creating unique, hand-made sculptural lighting. His Nested Disc series plays on layered geometries to create sophisticated lighting structures built from tiered levels of blown glass roundel forms. Ranging in sizes up to 36 inches, each organically shaped roundel is meticulously sized, its color chosen to interact with the neighboring level. As you walk around the piece, light bounces and cascades down, blending each shade while also responding to the surrounding light environment. 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. Available by commission, each work is unique and fully customizable, from layout, sizing, coloration and finish.
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.
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