Joel Bloomberg Designs

Joel Bloomberg has been designing and creating sculptural and functional artworks for galleries, designers and collectors since 1980. His Work is included in major collections throughout North America, Japan, and Europe.


Joel Bloomberg's distinctively sculptural jellyfish lamps are part of an ongoing exploration of the vocabulary of glass; his object being to create designs and develop techniques which use the materials in new and unexpected ways. Each illuminated jellyfish is unique in color, shape, size, and appearance. Each requires a complex combination of blowing, coldworking, and lamination that Bloomberg has perfected over many years. "The interplay of glass and light" Bloomberg says, "is fundamental to the medium. Light can reveal subtle qualities of glass; glass transmits and transforms light. In many ways, glass work is ultimately about light."