Christopher Spitzmiller, Owner and Founder, Christopher Spitzmiller, Inc. Designer, Potter and Lamp Maker, on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m.
Christopher Spitzmiller, iconic designer, potter and lamp maker will discuss his unique career path designing and producing the best handmade ceramic table lamps, with an overview of his process from initial design to connecting with clients. Christopher’s ceramic lamp designs draw inspiration from classical forms and traditional gem-like glazes.
Today, his jewel-colored lamps are an established industry favorite among internationally acclaimed interior designers and illuminate the current Oval Office, as well as the past two White House Administrations, the homes and workspaces of numerous celebrities, and well-appointed residences worldwide.
Born in East Aurora, NY, Christopher showed interest in crafts at an early age, later graduated from St. Lawrence University, and went on to study ceramics at the Rhode Island School of Design and Central St. Martins in London. In Georgetown, Washington, D.C., Christopher began his career and quickly gained critical acclaim as a ceramicist. During this time, he spent his summers as an artist in residence at Mecox Gardens in Southampton. Here, designers such as Albert Hadley took a liking to his signature lamps and began to commission his work.
Christopher Spitzmiller moved to New York City in 1996 where he now creates his one of-a-kind handmade lamps with a team of skilled artisans out of his Manhattan studio. In the fall of 2014, Spitzmiller opened his first showroom in Midtown Manhattan’s D&D Building to cater to his ever-growing following and showcase his lamps alongside his new offerings including marble-glazed tableware, furniture and other ceramic curiosities.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York City. Reception to follow. Advance registration is recommended.
$15: General admission, $10: General Society members and Senior Citizens,
$5: Students. To register please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840 or email: email@example.com
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Our thanks also to the “Friends of the Artisan Lecture Series.”