"Bubble Lamp" Blown Glass Light Fixture.
Approximately 7 1/2" Round.
Install Hanging or on a Tabletop.
Jonathan Davis - Toledo Museum of Art G.A.P.P. Residency Artist
My work involves multiple processes, interchangeable components and a variety of materials with a focus on blown glass. As my creative process has evolved, I have blurred the lines between lampworking and traditional glass blowing in aspects of technique, scale, and texture. There is excitement in the unknown while each piece is created and ideas are translated through the use of heat and movement. The modular nature of my work allows for creative spontaneity during assembly and leaves space for the unexpected, dissolving the barrier between existence and action.
Jonathan Davis is an artist from Durham, North Carolina who has been practicing his love for art, music, and agriculture since childhood. While studying jazz at North Carolina Central University in 2001, Jonathan had the opportunity to apprentice as a glass craftsman at the Carolina Glass Arts Studio located in the central park district in downtown Durham. He has studied and worked with many talented artists including renowned master glassblower Emilio Santini and taught glassblowing to hundreds of students and talented groups like the Cirque du Soleil performance troupe.
Davis creates sculptural art, specializing in lighting and installations. He utilizes a number of processes in his work such as sandblasting, cold working, painting and powder coating. With a bright, playful, style that is abstract and uncommon, many liken his work to a mixture of Dr. Seuss and Alice in Wonderland.
Jonathan spends much of his time travelling, creating glass sculptures, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, and considering how to use his time wisely.
2014 Scientific glassblowing, private study under Mike Gnann
2010 Furnace Glassblowing Private Study, Sally Resnik Thermal Lab
2008 Private Study under Emilio Santini
2001 - 2003 Carolina Glass Arts Studio Apprenticeship
2015 Botanical Gardens, Sculpture in the Garden Show, "Merit Award" Judge Jennifer Edwards, Bechtel Museum of Art
2014 Botanical Gardens, Sculpture in the Garden Show, "Merit Award" Judge Carolyn Putney Chief Curator of The Toledo Museum of Art
2012 Chatham Studio Tour, Studio Tour Showcase "Best in Show" Award
2010 Chatham Artists Guild, Studio Tour Showcase "Honorable Mention"
2016 Lighting Collaboration with Mcconnell Studios, Tupelo Honey Café, Atlanta, GA
2016 Shimmer Outdoor Lighting and Installation Exhibition, Carrboro, NC
2015 City Tap Bar Outdoor Lighting Installation, Pittsboro, NC
2015 Lighting Collaboration with Mcconnell Studios, Tupelo Honey Café, Nashville, TN
2015 Sculpture in the Garden, Chapel Hill Botanical Gardens, NC
2015 Lighting Installation IX Art Park, Charlottesville, VA
2015 Lighting Installation Collaboration with Nate Sheaffer, The Ritz Music Hall, (A Live Nation Venue) Raleigh, NC
2014 Fabricator for Laura Belem's 1,000 bells project, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
2014 Lighting Collaboration with Mcconnell Studios, Tupelo Honey Café, Raleigh, NC
2014 Sculpture in the Garden, Chapel Hill Botanical Gardens, NC
2008 - 2014 Chatham Studio Tour, Chatham Artists Guild, Pittsboro, NC
2013 Lighting Collaboration with Nate Sheaffer, Crank Arm Brewery, Raleigh, NC
2013 Windows on Chapel Hill, Town of Chapel Hill Public Art Exhibit, NC
2014 North Carolina State University, School of Business Management, Team building workshop, Instructor
2014 North Carolina State, School of Architecture, Alternative Materials Workshop, Guest Instructor
2014 University North Carolina, Charlotte Art Club, Introduction to Lampworking Workshop
2014 Siemens Team Building Event, Introduction to Lampworking Workshop, Instructor
2013 High Point University, Introduction to Lampworking Workshop, Instructor
2012 - 2016 North Carolina State University Craft Center, Introduction to Borosilicate, Spring/Fall Session Instructor
2011 High Point University Art Club, Introduction to Lampworking, Instructor
2011 UNC Charlotte Art Club, Lampworking Workshop, Instructor
2011 North Carolina State University, School of Business Management, Team Building Workshop, Instructor
2008--?2011 Central Carolina Community College, Introduction to lampworking Continuing Education, Session Instructor
2007---2015 North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Mini-Term, Session Instructor
2010 Jesse Sanderson High School, Visual Art Honors Class, Lampworking, Guest Instructor
2003, Cirque du Soleil, Lampworking Workshop, Instructor
2002--?2003 Durham Arts Council, Lampworking, Session Instructor
2016 G.A.P.P. Artist Residency at the Toledo Museum of Art
2014 Gerry Broome, "NC artists burns glass into sculptures" Associated Press, September 23.
Forrest Greenslade, Chatham County Line, cover, Vol. 8, issue 10.
2008 Chatham Living Magazine, cover, p.22--?26.
2008 Jonathan Davis, "Borosilicate Sunflower Pendant Tutorial" The Annealer Magazine, Vol. 3, Winter, p. 27--?30.
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