Luke Jacomb received extensive training in glassblowing techniques in the United States, where he spent a total of 8 years training, working and refining his practice. Jacomb recently returned to New Zealand bringing with him a wealth of expert skills and knowledge.
Jacomb's latest body of work, the Pacific themed series of blown and cast glass works including a life-sized paddle and a canoe, has already received much critical acclaim. It was be on exhibition earlier this year at the Otago Museum in Dunedin.
Jacomb also works together with his partner Kate Rutecki, who is an expert in glass casting skills and also lends her expertise in design and concept.
Jacomb is well established on the international glass art scene and his work can be found in a number of important public collections including:
Birmingham Museum of Art, Al USA
Cleveland Institute of Technology, OH USA
Corning Museum of Glass, NY USA
Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Demark
Milwaukee Museum of Dec Arts(Villa terrace), WI USA
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA USA
Works Museum, OH USA