Chris Spitzmiller

 

Christopher graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1994. He continued his fine arts study at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Central St. Martins College of Art in London. He draws inspiration from classical form and traditional glazing techniques. He began his career in Georgetown in Washington, D.C. where he worked out of an old school house near Dumbarton Oaks. In 1995 he had his first one man show of Pottery at Kinsey Marable & Co. The show and his works received critical acclaim and his reputation as a noteworthy ceramicist began to emerge. In the summers he worked from Mecox Gardens in Southampton, as an artist in residence and such designers as Albert Hadley, Richard Keith Langham and Suzanne Rheinstein began to commission his work.

Since 1996, Christopher has been concentrating his efforts on his unique lamp designs. The lamps are of timeless appeal and luxurious quality. Beautiful classic forms are drenched in bold vibrant rich glazes. Each one of a kind lamp is set in a hand turned hardwood base, which is water gilt with 23k yellow gold or 9k white gold for a silver finish. The bases can also be finished in mahogany or enameled for a laquer like finish. The large lamps are fitted with adjustable double clusters and the smaller ones with harps and dimmer switches. All come with an off white vellum paper shade.