Iridescences, kiln formed glass, 16" diameter and 2" deep, March 2013

Jim Vermeer is an artist based in Humboldt, Iowa.

The artist writes, "I started working with glass approximately ten years ago and worked mostly in the torch (lampworking).  After a couple of years creating beads, marbles, and sculptures, I started experimenting with kiln formed glass and immediately became hooked.  Soon after, my wife Julie started to create kiln formed glass pieces as well and nearly eight years later, we both create kiln formed glass and each of us has our own style.  However, we do collaborate on commissioned pieces from time to time.  We are partners in Vermeer Glass Art and show at several juried art shows annually."

Fusing art glass provides us with the freedom to experiment and manipulate glass by color, texture, shape, and how a piece will be used, be it a functional serving plate, platter, bowl, or a decorative piece of art.  There are infinite possibilities when fusing with art glass that can be very exciting and challenging.

Magic is the only way to describe what it's like for us to fuse art glass.  When a glass piece goes into the kiln for firing, its appearance is how it was assembled.  But. . . after firing and opening the kiln, the kiln gods have given a gift which may or may not bring forth an "Ahhhh!"

We take great pride in our handmade fused art glass and we enjoy the creative process involved.  We hope you like what you see and find that one special piece for yourself, family members, and friends.

Vermeer Glass Art

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