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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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Red Autumn
Art Glass Candleholder

by Jim Vollmer
$ 100
Yellow Autumn
Art Glass Candleholders

by Jim Vollmer
$ 100
Zip Line
Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,800
Color Wave I
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,400
Rouge Wave I
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,000
Vertical Fracking
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,600
Forbidden City
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,700
Mandarin Wind
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,600
Light Surf II
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,200
Nexus of Delirium
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,800
Cobblestone II
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,700
Reflux in the Heartland
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,600
Light Surf I
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,200
Riding Tandem II
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,500
Riding Tandem I
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,400
Cityscape #1
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 2,500
Uncivilized Behavior
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,600
Diamond My'nd
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,600
Nitroglycerin
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,350
Caribbean Treasure
Art Glass Sculpture

by Jim Vollmer
$ 1,300

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