Jim Loewer is an artist by day and a law student by night. Raised in Columbia, SC he now resides in Philadelphia. His glass blowing is primarily self taught through a process of trial and error. He loves the relatively instant gratification that comes with blowing glass.
Jim has an undergraduate degree in painting from the University of California and a teaching degree from the University of South Carolina. He taught school for four years before devoting himself full time to glass. He focuses on contemporary organic forms influenced by Japanese craft and the American studio glass movement. His studio is in North Philadelphia in the old Atlas building, which also houses various other artists and craftspeople.
We traveled to Jim Loewer's Philadelphia studio to get a hands-on lesson in glassmaking! Read about it on our blog.