The mission: To bring light and beauty to the world. Julie Conway, glass artist & lighting designer, is the founding owner of ILLUMINATA ART GLASS DESIGN LLC, a custom glassworks studio offering bespoke, luxurious custom lighting & sculptural art glass installations. Julie’s passionate collaboration with architects, designers & clients results in extraordinary hand-made, illuminated glassworks. Her spontaneous & elegant designs amplify molten glass and its properties to refract & reflect light. Julie’s years of apprenticeship with international glass masters forged her dedicated studio practice using traditional glass techniques infused with a modern design aesthetic. The talented team of ILLUMINATA brings years of expertise to each hand-crafted piece, to create this unique collection of exquisite lighting. All glassworks are signed by the artist & part of the original ILLUMINATA collection. Julie is also the founder of BioGlass.org, dedicated to the development of renewable and bio-sustainable fuel sources to produce glass, thereby helping to protect the environment and the future existence of glass arts.
I am so honored and thrilled to share that 3 illuminated glassworks from my studio were awarded 3 distinctions in the prestigious Light in Theory (LIT) Design Awards, 2018. The winners, announced March 7, 2019, include designers and manufacturers from around the world...read more
When we think about the material of glass we often think of something fragile... but think of the its strengths(!) We build our skyscrapers with it; it is the barrier between us hurtling through space in our moving car, and it can even stop bullets! Glass also...read more
MOROCCO was more than I could have imagined! Inspiration of texture, design, pattern, light & craft... I mean INSPIRATION off the chain! The food, the people, the traditions, the ancient Berber craft mixed with modern design, spices, fabrics, and perforated...read more
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