Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Luke Jacomb is a second-generation glass artist who learned the craft from his father, John Croucher, a pioneer in photosensitive techniques for glass art. Jacomb also studied glassmaking at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York and spent eight years training and working in various studios and workshops in the United States. Now well established on the international glass art scene, Luke’s work can be found in a number of important public collections including the Ebeltoft Glass Museum in Denmark, The Corning Museum of Glass in New York and the Works Museum in Ohio.
Jacomb’s blown glass work with Pacific Island themes featuring sculpture based on paddles and canoes has received recognition in New Zealand and abroad and has been shown in solo gallery exhibitions and museums.
In 2006, Lukeke Design was founded, and the series of cast glass birds was introduced. Created using the lost wax technique, each is etched to a soft matte finish that emits an inner glow of lovely light and color. The angle of the head along with beautifully detailed feathers, wings and tails gives them grace and personality. When displayed on the wall, in a group, they depict a flock of birds in flight. Offered in a palette of wonderful hues, each installation is a joyful celebration of nature.