The primary medium in my artwork is glass. My work ranges from small table-top pieces to large scale sculptural and architectural installations. It includes blown glass vessels, wall-mounted and free-standing sculpture, and leaded glass architectural panels. In my blown glass work, I attempt to create a sense of space and dimensionality in the surfaces of the pieces.  Using the traditional processes of vessel-forming, I apply layers of color to create organic imagery, like peering into a thicket of trees and vines, or an undersea landscape, or looking through a microscope at cellular structures. In my larger scale sculptural work, with the blown glass, it is necessary to think in terms of components, because there is a definite limit to how big an individual blown glass piece can be. Therefore, there is a lot of metal-work, which provides the support structure for the glass components. The metal also becomes a design element, and I like to manipulate the metal by heating and bending and forging to give it a handmade feel.

With my leaded glass work, I am translating drawing and painting into a functional glass panel, which can be used as a window, door, or a screen. I combine commercially available sheet glass with glass that I make in my studio, to create abstract compositions.

WHAT WE DO

Architectural Leaded Glass
Sculptural Projects
Leaded Glass Screen

Leaded Glass Screen

'A Study in Clear Textures' Mariposa Restaurant, Neiman Marcus Plano, Texas, 5'h x 40'w

Leaded Glass Screen

Leaded Glass Screen

Private Residence, Dallas, Texas 8'h x 7'w

Leaded Glass Stair Railing

Leaded Glass Stair Railing

Private Residence, Plano, Texas

Leaded Glass Panel

Leaded Glass Panel

40"h x 30"w

Round Window

Round Window

Private Residence, Rockwall, Texas Leaded Glass, 40" Diameter

Fused Glass Windows

Fused Glass Windows

Private Residence, Dallas, Texas Kiln-Formed Glass

Glass Screen

Glass Screen

Marriot Hotel, Rogers, Arkansas Leaded Glass, 5'h x 16'w

Glass Divider Screens

Glass Divider Screens

Tax Advisors Office, Dallas, Texas Kiln-Formed Glass

'Red Rocks'

'Red Rocks'

Leaded Glass Window, Private Residence, Colorado Springs 8'h x 7'w

Ripples

Ripples

Blown Glass, Fused Glass, Steel 6' high x 9' wide x 1' deep

''Maiz de Oro'

''Maiz de Oro'

Wall Sculpture, Blown Glass, Kiln-Formed Glass, Steel 8'h x 4'w x 10"d

'Blue Pearl'

'Blue Pearl'

Suspended Glass Sculpture, Blown Glass, Kiln-Formed Glass, Steel 8' x 4' x 4'

'Golden Flower'

'Golden Flower'

Naveen Jindal School of Management University of Texas at Dallas Blown Glass, Kiln-Formed Glass, Steel 10' x 5' x 5'

'Golden Flower'

'Golden Flower'

Naveen Jindal School of Management University of Texas at Dallas Blown Glass, Kiln-Formed Glass, Steel 10' x 5' x 5'

'Sunrise'

'Sunrise'

Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas Blown Glass, Kiln-Formed Glass, Steel 14'h x 16'w x 8'd

'Sunrise'

'Sunrise'

Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas Blown Glass, Kiln-Formed Glass, Steel 14'h x 16'w x 8'd

'Sunrise'

'Sunrise'

Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas Blown Glass, Kiln-Formed Glass, Steel 14'h x 16'w x 8'd

'Dancing Flame'

'Dancing Flame'

Kiln Formed Glass Sculpture 'Encana Oil and Gas' Plano, Texas 5'h x 5'w x 1'd

Fused Glass Wall Art

Fused Glass Wall Art

Elements of Architecture, Fort Worth, TX Kiln-Formed Glass

'Glass Flowers'

'Glass Flowers'

Baylor Hospital, Grapevine, Texas Kiln-Formed Glass 4' diameter each

Wall Sculpture

Wall Sculpture

Kiln-Formed Glass and Steel 4'h x 8'w x 10"d Private Residence, Dallas, Texas

'Onward'

'Onward'

Kiln Formed Glass, Steel 4'h x 4'w x 6"d Private Residence, Oak Cliff, Texas

'Glass Boat'

'Glass Boat'

Suspended Sculpture, Blown Glass and Steel 4'h x 8'w x 4'd Private Residence, Gulf Breeze, Florida

'Mardi Gras Chandelier'

'Mardi Gras Chandelier'

Custom Glass Lighting Blown Glass and Steel Private Residence, New Orleans, La.

'Rondels'

'Rondels'

Blown Glass Private Residence, Dallas, Texas

'Chalcedony Rondels'

'Chalcedony Rondels'

Private Residence, Dallas, Texas

'Blue Amphora'

'Blue Amphora'

Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas Blown Glass, 5'h x 18"w x 18"d

Wall-Mounted  Blown Glass Chandelier

Wall-Mounted Blown Glass Chandelier

Private Residence, Dallas, Texas Blown Glass, Steel, Lighting 8'h x 4'w x 1'd

Glass Wall Sculpture

Glass Wall Sculpture

Cedar Park Regional Hospital Cedar Park, Texas Blown Glass and Steel 8'h x 5'w x 1'd

White and Black Rondels

White and Black Rondels

Private Residence, Dallas, Texas Blown Glass

Wall-Mounted Rondels

Wall-Mounted Rondels

Private Residence, Addison, Texas Blown Glass

'Red Serpentine'

'Red Serpentine'

Private Residence, Dallas, Texas 6'h x 1'w x 1'd

'Glass Garden'

'Glass Garden'

Mariposa Restaurant Neiman Marcus, Plano, Texas Blown Glass, 10'h x 10'w x 1'd

'Balloon Dartboard'

'Balloon Dartboard'

Blown Glass, 6'h x 8'w x 8"d Connatser Family Law Offices Dallas, Texas

'Golden Bubbles'

'Golden Bubbles'

Private Residence, Highland Park, Texas Blown Glass

'Bubble Strands'

'Bubble Strands'

Blown Glass

'Urban Icon 2'

'Urban Icon 2'

Glass, Granite, Stainless Steel Private Residence, Mesa, Arizona

'Urban Icon 2'

'Urban Icon 2'

Fidelity Investments, Dallas, Texas Glass, Granite, Steel, 9'h x 2'w x 18"d

Glass Tile Backsplash

Glass Tile Backsplash

Kiln-Formed Glass

Glass Tile Backsplash

Glass Tile Backsplash

Kiln-Formed Glass

Glass Tile Backsplash and Vent Hood

Glass Tile Backsplash and Vent Hood

Kiln-Formed Glass

Glass Tile Backsplash

Glass Tile Backsplash

Kiln-Formed Glass

Glass Tile Backsplash

Glass Tile Backsplash

Kiln-Formed Glass

Glass Tile Backsplash

Glass Tile Backsplash

Kiln-Formed Glass

Glass Tile Murals
Autonomous Studio Work
'Swimmer'

'Swimmer'

Mary Lynn Bowman Kiln-Formed Glass and Wood

'Mask'

'Mask'

Mary Lynn Bowman Kiln-Formed Glass and Wood

'Flower'

'Flower'

Mary Lynn Bowman Kiln-Formed Glass and Wood

'Dream Horse'

'Dream Horse'

Mary Lynn Bowman Kiln-Formed Glass and Wood

'Chair'

'Chair'

Mary Lynn Bowman Kiln-Formed Glass and Wood

'Boat'

'Boat'

Mary Lynn Bowman Kiln-Formed Glass and Wood

'Black Tulip'

'Black Tulip'

Mary Lynn Bowman Kiln-Formed Glass and Wood

'Push'

'Push'

Blown Glass, Wood, and Steel

'Clef'

'Clef'

Blown Glass, Wood, and Steel

'Hole'

'Hole'

Blown Glass, Wood, and Steel

'Eschatology of Radiology'

'Eschatology of Radiology'

Glass, Concrete, and X-Ray Tube

PowerStation

PowerStation

Blown Glass, Cast Glass, Copper Inclusions 14"h x 10"w x 10"d

'Rock'

'Rock'

Blown Glass, Steel Wire, Found Object

'Dirt Ball'

'Dirt Ball'

Blown Glass, Steel, Copper

'Spit Ball'

'Spit Ball'

Blown Glass, Wood, Steel

'Sea Pod'

'Sea Pod'

Blown Glass

Copper Pod 2

Copper Pod 2

Blown Glass, Engraved, Copper-bearing paint, Cold Patina

'Copper Pod'

'Copper Pod'

Blown Glass, Copper-Bearing Paint, Cold Patina

'Charcoal Pod'

'Charcoal Pod'

Blown Glass and Charcoal

'Prison Letter'

'Prison Letter'

Blown Glass, Copper, Charcoal, Paper

'Shield'

'Shield'

Kiln-Formed Glass, Steel, and Lead

'Urban Icon'

'Urban Icon'

Glass, Concrete, and Steel

'Decision Generator'

'Decision Generator'

Glass, Concrete, Copper, Lead, and Steel

'Stand-Up Man'

'Stand-Up Man'

Glass, Concrete, and Steel

'Top Part'

'Top Part'

Glass, Concrete, and Steel

'Menacing Gadget'

'Menacing Gadget'

Cast Glass, Copper, Wood, Steel, String

'Black Snake'

'Black Snake'

Blown Glass and Steel

Climber

Climber

Charcoal Drawing

My autonomous artwork is a discovery process; I am always experimenting with new ideas and techniques. There are successes and failures in this approach, but, either way, I continue to be curious.

PROJECT GALLERY

Jim Bowman and Mary Lynn Devereux-Bowman  | bowmanglass@sbcglobal.net  

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''Maiz de'Oro'

Blown Glass, Kiln-Formed Glass, Steel 8'h x 4'w x 10"d