I am living on Maui Hawaii now - Iam really loving it - lots of inspiration from all of my natural surroundings - My new shop is in Haiku Hawaii - at the Pauwela cannery - its a rad place - there are waves lots of the time so I am surfing during the hottest parts of the day - I am updating my website often with new video feeders that show the progress that I have made in my new studio - It has taken me three years to build my dream shop on Maui and it has been the most challenging project of my life - I am finally blowing glass now and the studio is now open - check back often at www.mauiglassblowing.com
I choose to work in glass because of its translucent nature, the spontaneity of the materials, its permanent qualities and the satisfaction of working with a team. My current body of work explores the Tiki icon, which is a primitive expression of native south pacific spiritual gods. These icons are created with molten glass including part transparent and etched surfaces, which give the
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Jason Harris, Glass Artist
Glass Art Projects:
2006: Glass Art Society, Responsible for the design and execution of three large scale roll-up glass works. Worked with a team of ten people in front of hundreds to demonstrate how the material works.
2006: AZUL, glass installation, AZUL LOUNGE, Eugene, Oregon
2004: The Strand Coffee Shop, 8th and Charnleton, Eugene, site specific installation, large scale blown glass clouds, installed as hanging from ceiling to appear floating
2003: Register Guard Building, 10th & Mill Building, Eugene, Oregon. Site-specific glass project as focal point in front entry, objects are mounted away from the feature wall.
1999: Uroboros Glass, Portland, Oregon, a manufacturer of glass color for artists and industry. Worked extensively on research and development for multiple projects including designing and producing twisted glass rods, (zanfrico and Americano cane) currently for sale by Uroboros.
1998: New Delhi, India, worked with fifteen native artists to build a glass factory. This was from grass roots start-up to finish facility. Duties included: furnace design and implementation, training gaffers to work with glass, production process, kiln set-up, operation, finish work and marketing.
2007: Da Factory
2005 – 2006 : Full time faculty instructor at the University of Oregon Craft Center
2005: Hired to design and build a full-scale glass art facility at the University of Oregon Craft Center – including a flame working studio – fusing department and a hot shop
2005: - founding member of E.M.E.R.G.E. – a non profit educational resource group – served on the board from 2005-2006
2003: Arranged for Cesare Toffalo to teach a five-day workshop at the Eugene Glass School.
2002: Traveled throughout the Czech Republic to visit major glass studios and museums.
1995 – 2000: Worked in Germany with many of the top German glass artists and designers.
1997 – Present: Founding Member of the Eugene Glass School, instrumental in securing location, facility design, equipment procurement and marketing.
1997 – 2001: Eugene Glass School: Brought Hans and Karl Ittig, to Eugene as advisors to facilitate and design the Eugene Glass School. Karl and Hans Ittig are forth and fifth generation glass blowers, owners of Glashaus Wertheim, Wertheim, Germany
1995 – Present: Active member of Glass Art Society. Assisted with demonstrations and conference promotion.
1995: Traveled to the island of Murano, Italy to study the glass as an artistic medium.
1995 – 2003: Startup and operated a small art glass factory in Eugene, Oregon. Duties included: Studio designs, process implementation, finish products, kiln and furnace design, and marketing
1995 – 2003: Startup metal fabrication shop, facility to manufacture equipment used at the glass furnace: marver tables, kiln structures, benches, site specific fabrication for installation of equipment and metal fabrication for art glass.
2005: Haystack School: Studied with Dick Marquis, murrini
2004: Pilchuck: Studio co-coordinator-Sally Parasch - Rodger Parramore
2004: Pilchuck: 2004, Selected pole-turner for Auction centerpiece production
2003: Pilchuck: 2003, Teachers Assistant for Cesare Toffalo, Venetian goblets
2003: Eugene Glass School: Studied with Ross Richmond, Glass, human form
1999: Uroboros Glass Factory: Hans Ittig -extensive color pot murrini
1999: Eugene Glass School: Studied with Karen Willenbrink, Glass sculpture
1998: Pilchuck: Studied with Ken Ikishmua, Glass blowing
1996: Glashaus Wertheim: Studied with Hans Ittig, Glassblowing - murrini
1995: University of Oregon Graduate, BFA
1995: Pilchuck: Studied with Robert Mickelson, flame working
1995: BFA University of Oregon
1991: Eugene Oregon: Apprenticed under Robert Snodgrass, Flame working
1990: Franklin Mass: Associates Degree Dean College
2006: Alder Gallery: One person show: Murrini Vessels - Coburg, Oregon.
2005: Hager Collection: Lahina, Hawaii: Masters in Glass
2005: Pacific Northwest Art Annual: Adell McMillan Gallery, University of Oregon – juried entry
2005: Solo show: Umqua Community College Arts Center Gallery, Oregon
2005: Salon De Refuge, Eugene, Oregon
2004: Solo show: Adell McMillan Gallery University of Oregon
2004: Pilchuck auction, Seattle Washington – juried entry
2004: Eugene Glass School auction, Eugene Oregon – juried entry
2004: Solo show: Modern/Primitive, Alder Gallery, Coburg, Oregon
2004: Group show: Eugene Airport Gallery
2003: One person show: Alder Gallery, Coburg, Oregon
2003: Pilchuck auction, Seattle Washington – juried entry
2001: Scan Design Gallery, Eugene Oregon, featured artist for first Friday Art walk
1994 – 2003: Independent art commissions: Snoop Dog, Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Annie Lennox, Montel Williams, Allman Brothers, among others.
2004 – Eugene Arts Quarterly – Featured
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