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Biography: Gerry Newcomb

Gerry Newcomb

Gerry Newcomb works with kiln-cast glass, forming large architectural panels, wall murals, sculptures, light fixtures and tables. These pieces invite people to explore them from many perspectives, with both their eyes and their hands. They play with light to produce colors and shapes and they speak to the forms around us.

His glass work revolves around structures and textures. These can take the form of architecturally-formatted house forms or glass-relief drawings on large panels. The pieces incorporate graphic and/or natural elements. Line and color are balanced in a way that is controlled, but also allows for the fluidity of the hot glass to be a part of the end result.

Newcomb’s studio work consists of a mix of his own art work and public and private commissions. Newcomb also has taught workshops in kiln-cast glass in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. He divides his time between a studio in Seattle and a studio on Lopez Island, Washington.