Original publish date: Jul. 17th, 2010
Harvest Gold Gallery is so excited to bring you the work of Nathan Macomber, a new and up coming artist from the White Mountains of Conway, New Hampshire. Nathan Macomber first blew glass at Massachusetts College of Art in 1995. He was hooked from his first bubble. In 1999 he received his B.A. in glass from Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. He has also studied at the Corning Musuem of Glass in New York, the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.
Nathan has also served as an instructor for the Corning Museum of Glass, the Snow Farm craft school in Massachusetts and he teaches private classes at his studio in Conway, New Hampshire.
Nathan spent the first seven years of his career in glass working in Prescott, Arizona where he developed his style and body of work. In the spring of 2002, he moved to his family's old farm in the White Mountains of Conway New Hampshire where he used to come as a young boy to see his grandma and other relatives. There, he has set up his own private studio where he can be found almost every day blowing glass, teaching, or maintaining the hundred year old farm, which has been in his family since 1949. In 2003 he juried into the League of New Hampshire Craftsman with his blown glasswork and in 2005 he juried in his metal work, which he often combines with his glass. Nathan has been serving on the League’s glass jury since 2006.
Harvest Gold Gallery features a large collection of Macomber’s work including colorful glass paperweights, glass tumblers, large glass bowls, glass window sun catchers, indoor sculptures that combine large glass discs with artful metal bases, and outdoor sculptures towering five and a half feet tall which resemble his smaller indoor sculpture designs. In addition the gallery also exhibits two of Macomber’s famous metal spiders whose bodies are made of hand blown glass and stretch twenty-eight inches in diameter. These sculptures are a perfect adornment to any home and are sure to catch the attention of any guest. All of Macomber’s work is exquisitely handcrafted embodying bold colors and beautiful details.
Nathan uses hand blown glass and iron for his sculptures.