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Jeff Zimmerman

Jeff Zimmerman (USA, b. 1968)

Jeff Zimmerman is a contemporary sculptor whose primary medium is glass. He often makes use of the vessel form, creating pieces with mirrored, sometimes colorful surfaces and billowy forms that suggest movement.


Zimmerman grew up at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, where he lived with his mother, a painter, and his stepfather, a sculptor. He enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1988 planning to major in anthropology, but a glassblowing class inspired him to change course. He switched to the BFA program at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee, spending hise summers working as an apprentice at Pilchuck Glass School, in Washington State, where he observed the studio practices of Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto . After completing his studies, he worked as a master glassblower at CIRVA, the International Center of Research on Glass and Visual Arts, in Marseille, France.


In 1994, Zimmerman became part of the B Team, an avant-garde glassblowing collaborative founded by Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman of R & Company gallery, which now represents Zimmerman’s work. The group conducted glassblowing-related performances at colleges and universities and exhibited its work at the New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York.


Zimmerman’s first solo exhibition was the 1999 “Anthropology Museum of the Future,” at UrbanGlass’s Robert Lehman Gallery. He has gained wide acclaim for his series of “Crumpled” vessels, which resemble deflated jars with reflective surfaces that gradually fade into opaque hues. The effect is surreal and dazzling. Using the most enchanting property of glass — its malleability at high temperatures — the sculptor breathes new life into an ancient form, the container.


Zimmerman’s work has been exhibited in New York at Sean Kelly Gallery, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Brooklyn Museum; and in Paris at Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery It can also be found in the permanent collections of the Boghossian Foundation, in Belgium, and in the Corning Museum of Glass, in New York.

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Crystal Cluster Designed by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
"Crystal Cluster" illuminated sculpture in brass and blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2019.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Unique Crumpled Sculptural Vessel by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique crumpled sculptural vessel in hand blown filigree glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain, USA, 2019.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

Unique Crumpled Sculptural Vessel by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique crumpled sculptural vessel in hand blown filigree glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain, USA, 2019.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

Unique Crumpled Sculptural Vessel by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique crumpled sculptural vessel in hand blown filigree glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain, USA, 2019.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

Unique Crumpled Sculptural Vessel by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique crumpled sculptural vessel in hand blown filigree glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain, USA, 2019.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

Unique Illuminated Sculptural Pendant by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown filigree glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain, USA, 2019.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

Unique Illuminated Sculptural Pendant by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown filigree glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain, USA, 2019.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

Unique Crumpled Sculptural Vessel by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique crumpled sculptural vessel in hand blown filigree glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain, USA, 2019.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

Made to Order Crystal Cluster Designed by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Made to order crystal cluster illuminated sculpture in blue hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman. Lead time 14-16 weeks.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Full Moon" Sculptural Wall Light in Hand Blown Soda Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique "Full Moon" wall-mounted illuminated sculpture in hand blown soda glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited number available. Please note that each ite...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Illuminated Galaxy Sculpture in Handblown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Available for custom commission, Illuminated Galaxy sculpture with disks of handblown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, New York. Drop length can be determined.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

"Crystal Cave" Illuminated Sculpture by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique "Crystal Cave" illuminated sculpture in hand blown black soda glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2015.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

"Crystal Cave" Illuminated Sculpture by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique "Crystal Cave" illuminated sculpture in hand blown black soda glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2015.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

Unique Illuminated Sculptural Pendant by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique illuminated sculptural pendant with translucent hand blown glass pearls. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2014.  
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

"Water Droplet" Sculpture by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Wall hung "Water Droplet" sculpture in hand blown and mirrorized glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2015.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

"Water Droplet" Sculpture by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Wall hung "Water Droplet" sculpture in hand blown and mirrorized glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2015.
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2010s American Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

"Morphos" Biomorphic Sculpture in Lime Green Hand Blown Glass, Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Hand blown lime green glass biomorphic sculpture by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2002. Signed and numbered, #8.   
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Crystal Pendant Light in Gray Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2017
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown dark gray glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017.  
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Crystal Pendant Light in Hand Blown Turquoise Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2016
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown turquoise glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2016.       
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Sculptural Pendant Light in Turquoise Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2016
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown turquoise glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2016.  
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Sculptural Wall Sconce in Slumped and Fused Blue Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2018
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique wall-mounted sconce illuminated sculpture in slumped and fused blue glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2018.    
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

Crystal Pendant Light in Gray Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2017
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown dark gray glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017.  
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Sculptural Pendant Light in Turquoise Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2016
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand-blown turquoise glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2016.       
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Sculptural Pendant Light in Turquoise and Nickel by Jeff Zimmerman, 2016
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Illuminated hand blown blue glass Crystal pendant with custom nickel-plated hardware. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2016.    
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Morphos Biomorphic Sculpture in White and Pearl Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2009
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Morphos biomorphic sculpture with white interior and pearl exterior in hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2009.
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Early 2000s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

Serpentine Light Sculpture in White Hand-Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2017
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique single serpentine light sculpture in white hand-blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017.
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

"Amoeba" Pendant Light in Frosted Hand-Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2015
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique "Amoeba" illuminated sculptural pendant in frosted hand-blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2015.
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Blown Glass

"Salt Crystal" Sculptural Pendant Light in Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2014
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique faceted "Salt Crystal" illuminated sculptural pendant in translucent hand-blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2014.
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Stcked Elliptical Vessel in Translucent Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2012
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique stacked globe vessel in translucent hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2012.
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

Stacked Globe Vessel in Translucent Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2012
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique stacked globe vessel in translucent hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2012.
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2010s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

Morphos Biomorphic Large Sculpture in White & Pearl by Jeff Zimmerman, 2009
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Morphos biomorphic sculpture with white interior and pearl exterior in hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2009.
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Early 2000s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

"Water Droplet" Wall Sculpture in Mirrorized Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2005
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique, wall-hung "Water Droplet" sculpture in hand blown and mirrorized glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2005.
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Early 2000s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

Morphos Biomorphic Sculpture in White and Pearl Glass by Jeff Zimmerman, 2009
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Morphos biomorphic sculpture with white interior and pearl exterior in hand-blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2009.
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Early 2000s American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

Sculptural Light in Fluorescent Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique sculpture in fluorescent hand blown glass, with lightbox. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2010. Limited number available. Please note that each item may differ sl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Sculptural Light in Fluorescent Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique sculpture in fluorescent hand blown glass, with lightbox. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2010. Measures: 3.5" H base and 14.5" H glass. Limited number available....
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Sculptural Light in Fluorescent Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique sculpture in fluorescent hand blown glass, with lightbox. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2010. Limited number available. Please note that each item may differ sl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Petit Crumpled Vessel in Silver and Turquoise Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique petite crumpled sculptural vessel in silver and turquoise mirrorized hand blown glass with applied glass crystal. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited nu...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Crystal" Pendant Light in Seafoam Green Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown seafoam green glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2016. Limited number available. Please note that each item may ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Petit Crumpled Vessel in Silver and Turquoise Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique petite crumpled sculptural vessel in silver and turquoise mirrorized hand blown glass with applied glass crystal. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited nu...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

Petit Crumpled Vessel in Seafoam Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique petite crumpled sculptural vessel in white and seafoam green mirrorized hand blown glass with applied glass crystals. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limite...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Salt Crystal" Table Lamp in Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Faceted "Salt Crystal" table lamp in hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2015. Limited number available. Please note that each item may differ slightly in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Salt Crystal" Table Lamp in Hand Blown Soda Glass, Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Faceted "Salt Crystal" table lamp in hand blown soda glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2015. Limited number available. Please note that each item may differ slightl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Salt Crystal" Table Lamp in Hand Blown Soda Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Faceted "Salt Crystal" table lamp in hand blown soda glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2015. Limited number available. Please note that each item may differ slightl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Salt Crystal" Table Lamp in Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Faceted "Salt Crystal" table lamp in hand blown soda glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2015. Limited number available. Please note that each item may differ slightl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Amoeba" 3-Piece Pendant Light in Frosted Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Available for commission. Unique "Amoeba" illuminated sculptural pendant in frosted hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2015. Limited number available. Pleas...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Crystal" Pendant Light in Translucent White Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown translucent white glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited number available. Please note that each item ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Morphos" Biomorphic Sculpture in Red-Orange Hand Blown Glass, Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Biomorphic sculpture with red-orange interior in hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2006. Limited number available. Please note that each item may differ ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Crystal" Pendant Light in Blue Hand Blown Glass, Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown blue glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2016. Limited number available. Please note that each item may differ sl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Amoeba" Spiked Sculptural Vessel in Mirrorized Hand Blown Glass, Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique "Amoeba" spiked sculpture in hand blown glass with a silver mirrorized interior. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2011. Limited number available. Please note that ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Amoeba" Sculptural Pendant in Frosted Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique "Amoeba" illuminated sculptural pendant in frosted hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited number available. Please note that each item ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Crystal" Pendant Light in Eggplant Hand Blown Glass, Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown eggplant glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2016. Limited number available. Please note that each item may diffe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Serpentine" Candleholder in Alabaster Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique single serpentine light sculpture in alabaster hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited number available. Please note that each item may di...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Crystal" 3-Piece Pendant Light in Hand Blown Glass, Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA. Due to the handmade nature of this piece, color, size, and shape may vary sli...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Serpentine" Candleholder in Matte Gray Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique single serpentine light sculpture in matte gray hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited number available. Please note that each item may d...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Serpentine" Candleholder in Matte Gray Hand Blown Glass, Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique single serpentine light sculpture in matte gray hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited number available. Please note that each item may d...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Serpentine" Candleholder in Pigeon Gray Hand Blown Glass, Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique single serpentine light sculpture in pigeon gray hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited number available. Please note that each item may ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Crystal" 6-Piece Pendant Light in Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA. Due to the handmade nature of this piece, color, size, and shape may very sli...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass

"Serpentine" Candleholder in Pigeon Gray Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Unique single serpentine light sculpture in pigeon gray hand blown glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited number available. Please note that each item may ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Jeff Zimmerman

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Glass