Jerome Baker Comes to Vegas

Justin O'Connell - NOVEMBER 2017 -

The most tangible link that Las Vegas has to the history of glass art might be Dave Chihuly's "Fiori di Como". On display in the Bellagio's registration lobby, the opulent glass ceiling piece is the artist's interpretation of Italian flowers in springtime.  The artwork, which some conjecture is worth about $3,000,000, weighs 40,000 pounds. There are more than 2,000 flowers displayed in the glass garden.

Art galleries like Chihuly Galler and Domsky Glass also exhibit glass in Vegas. Early next year, Jerome Baker Designs (JBD), the legendary glassworks company, will open Jerome Baker Designs Gallery and Jerome Baker Designs Studio in the Vegas Arts District. Jason Harris, founder and lead artist at JBD, designed the state-of-the-art glassblowing program at the University of Oregon. he is the founder of the Eugene Glass School, an Oregon non-profit.