A Santa Barbara native who’s been working with glass for the better part of two decades, Lindemann’s beautiful, organic glass sculptures and chandeliers grace homes of many styles, from traditional to modern, across the country.
After getting interested in glass art in the 1990s, Lindemann studied at Seattle’s famed Pilchuck Glass School in 2000 (under the Venetian master Cesare Toffolo) and at Oregon’s Eugene Glass School in 2005 (under the pioneering American glass artist Robert Mickelsen). From that training, Lindemann realized the potential of the medium, and set out on a new course of creativity. The exciting, colorful pieces he’s created since then have gained him a solid following the in increasingly popular field of lampworking.
Lindemann draws upon both his childhood experiences in the Santa Barbara mountains, as well as his studies in biology, to inspire the unique naturalistic themes in his work. He has experimented with many mediums — including stone sculpting, airbrushing, pen and ink, ceramics, jewelry, computer graphics, and mixed media sculpture — but it is the art of working with molten glass that’s truly captured his soul.
Timothy Lindemann’s Glass Chandeliers will be on display at Soho Restaurant and Music Club (1221 State St. Upstairs in Victoria Ct.) on July 7th, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m.