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 such as FLOS, Studio Roosegaarde, and Lasvit. The global jury consisted of key people from the lighting design industry, the press, and academia. I happen to be the first solo Seattle-based designer to be recognized in the awards.  My Bellevue Arts Museum installation “FracTur(ed)”  took 1st prize (!)

2018 Artisan Glass Blown Lighting, Designer of the Year: FracTur(ed),  Blown Glass Installation
2018 Honorable Mention: GABBIETTA chandelier
2018 Honorable Mention: NAVICELLA pendant light

FracTur(ed) is a statement on finding ourselves in our modern society. It is challenging to find our reflection in the mirror, pulled in many directions, focused on many angles, and feeling like we are on a tight wire. Finding peace and tranquility in our ever demanding world is a challenge. I say—follow the light.

The LIT Design Awards were created in 2017 to recognize the world’s best lighting design, from form to implementation. A statement on the LIT website (litawards.com) says, “We believe that lighting is both an art and a science, and it is one of the most important elements of design.”  How cool is that?   More info at this link:  LIT AWARDS 

** photos by Alec Miller