James Harmon


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James Harmon
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An internationally respected artist of more than 35 years working primarily in glass, James' work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout the world. He has given several lectures and workshops, his work is noted in a large number of published books, he has taught at the finest academies of art, and received outstanding awards for his artistic achievements in the design and fine arts fields. EDUCATION 1970 - 75 BFA Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI 1975 - 78 MFA Sculpture/Education, University of Illinois, Normal, IL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2006 - 2008 Creative Director, GlassWorks Studio, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA 2006 Glass Production Consultant, Steuben Glass, Corning, NY 2006 Glass Consultant & Designer, GlassWorks Studio, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA 2006 - Board of Directors, Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, Millville, NJ 2004 - 06 Adjunct Professor, 3-D Design, Arts and Architecture Dept., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 2004 Master Lecturer, Glassblowing, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2000 Glass Architectural Model, Hardy Holzman Pfieffer Architects (HHPA), for New York Public Library Design Competition. 1999 Glass Consultant, Corning Glass, For The New Corning Glass Innovation Center, Directed Steuben blowers and produced 24" glass cylinder for exhibit piece, Corning, NY 1998 Glass Consultant, Corning Glass Museum with International Chimney Company, The New Corning Glass Innovation Center, Repaired (glued and polished) 200" Mt. Palomar Telescope Disk for central exhibit piece in new museum. 1994- Member, Advisory Committee, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY 1993-98 Consultant, Wemswel Glass Equipment Design, Weston, VT 1990-92 Instructor, 3-D Product Design on A Computer, Parsons School of Design, NY, NY 1989-92 Glass Consultant, Burr/Mosso Art Glass lass, Inc., New York, NY 1989-91 Head Technical Coordinator & Designer, Urban Glass, 17,000 sq.ft. Studio, Brooklyn, NY (the 'new' New York Experimental Glass Workshop) 1988-93 Board of Directors, New York Experimental Glass Workshop, New York, NY 1988-85 Board of Directors, Empire State Crafts Alliance (E.S.C.A.), Saratoga Springs, NY 1987 Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R I ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSIONS 2003 - Individual glass elements, Bill Middleton Architecture, Philadelphia, PA & Washington, D.C. 2002 Outdoor waterfall, Plate Glass, timberframe and water, Private home, Sparks MD 2001 Blown Art Glass Globes + additional glass elements, Central Synagogue, NY 2000 270 Blown Art Glass Globes, Hardy Holzman Pfieffer Architects (HHPA), New York, NY, for The University of the South, New Dining Hall, Sewanee, Tennessee 2000 20, 20" tall hurricane lamps for Mediterranean Resort, DISNEY Resorts, Japan 1998 - 145 Blown Art Glass Globes, Hardy Holzman Pfieffer Architects (HHPA), New York, for the University of North Texas, Performing Arts Center, Denton, Texas 1997 125 Blown Glass Awards, KNOLL Furniture Company with Bill Shea, Shea & Latone Design Firm, Pennsburg, PA, for Architect "Mia Lin" 1996 125 Blown Glass Awards, KNOLL Furniture Company, with Bill Shea, Shea & Latone Design Firm, Pennsburg, PA. 1996 14 Slumped Glass Panels, Hardy Holzman Pfieffer Architects, New York, NY, for Cellar in the Sky Wine Bar, at Windows on the World, World Trade Tower, NY, NY 1996 16 Slumped Glass Paneled Screen, 6' X 6', Hardy Holzman Pfieffer Architects, Windows on the World Restaurant, World Trade Tower #1, NY, NY 1997 Neon wall pieces, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, for the Sun Viking Ship, Miami, FL 1997 2 Historical Reproduction green glass pieces for Ben Franklin's inventions: Static Electricity Machine, and Vacuum Bell Jar, The Ben Franklin Museum, Philadelphia, PA 1995 200 Blown Christmas Ball Ornaments, Steuben Glass, in partnership with John Chiles, Corning, NY 1989 Neon wall installation, Skyline Productions Studio, New York, NY 1989 Neon hallway installation, Private residence, Marlton, NJ 1989 Neon wall installation, Private residence, Philadelphia, PA 1989 Blown and cast glass lighting fixture, Private residence, Tarrytown, NY 1989 Glass wall, Mobil Corporation, Mobil Headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia 1988 11 Hand cast glass wall Sconces, Private residence, New York, NY 1988 Lobby lamp sculpture, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Architects, New York, NY 1987 Neon wall installation, Miami Restaurant Corp. Miami Bayside Project, Bar Balu, Miami, FL 1986 Neon hallway installation, Heller Gallery, New York, NY 1985 Neon wall installation, Private residence, Philadelphia, PA 1983 Neon sign, Silvia's Coffee Shop, Philadelphia, PA 1981 Glass doors, in collaboration with Edward Mclvane, Private residence, Providence, RI