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Jim Vollmer

Just Imagine Glass Studio

"Over 23 years of fusing glass, I have found that glass art runs the range of style and design from "less is more" to "God is in the details." Personally, I enjoy the details."

Jim Vollmer creates intricate glass artworks that reveal their true beauty slowly over time. It is his work's depth and detail that initially make each piece "love at first sight" and then a welcome companion for life. Design, texture, and visual effects are the drivers that motivate his fusing.

Vollmer achieves his detail through many means, chief among them temperature and time. Temperatures at the low end of the fusing range allow him to utilize texture and relief in all his work. For example, Vollmer found that encasing a layer of colored stringer within several layers of clear stringer produced an optical illusion that resembles woven fabric. This became "Shimmy," his first "glass fabric." Further experimentation with different techniques resulted in a second series of glass fabric he calls "translucent wool."

And Vollmer's work continues to evolve. His latest series, "tapestry," takes the use of stringer in a more complex direction. By creating pattern bars with the stringer, slicing, assembling, and fusing them, Vollmer uses the optic quality of the stringer to create a pointillist effect wherein non-primary colors are generated by the visual mixing that occurs in the viewer's eye when primary colors are placed in close proximity to each other. When clear stringer is superimposed over the colored stringer, its optic quality yields a depth of detail unexpected in glass.

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Cityscape #1
Art Glass Sculpture
by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,500
Cityscape #4
Acrylic Painting
by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,400
Cityscape #2
Art Glass Sculpture
by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,400
Cityscape #3
Acrylic Painting
by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,400
Uncivilized Behavior
Art Glass Sculpture
by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,600
Australis
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,400
Pacman's World
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 600
Forest for the Trees
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 600
Diamond My'nd
Art Glass Sculpture
by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,600
Passage
Art Glass Sconce
by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,400
Borealis
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,400
Man & Volcano
Art Glass Platters
by Jim Vollmer
$ 650
Orange Men
Art Glass Platters
by Jim Vollmer
$ 325
Damning Rivers
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,400
There's One in Every...
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 600
Diving Birds with...
Art Glass Platters
by Jim Vollmer
$ 650
Caribbean Treasure
Art Glass Sculpture
by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,300
Nitroglycerin
Art Glass Sculpture
by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,350
The Vulcanologist
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 600
West End
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 600
Golden Boy
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 600
Along the Boulevard
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 600
Mountain Trek
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 600
Ant Farm
Art Glass Wall Art
by Jim Vollmer
$ 600