John Pomp is an artist, painter and sculptor, who has spent over 20 years perfecting the art of glassmaking. His passion for craftsmanship developed early from watching his father work as a carpenter. He was introduced to glassblowing in his youth, and formalized his training by learning the ancient art of Venetian glassblowing from glass maestros in Murano, Italy.
John spent his early career in New York City, where he gained notoriety for his artistic collections primarily handcrafted from glass. Using a blend of classical and contemporary techniques, John creates forms that appear as nature might have intended. Inspired by the philosophy of wabi-sabi, John articulates the purity of natural materials, embracing their elemental qualities to yield an organic, modern aesthetic.
In 2008, John established his eponymous, multi-disciplinary studio in Philadelphia. Together with his specialized team of artists and craftsmen, he produces each of his designs by hand. His lighting and furniture collections, which essentially meld his Eastern heritage with his Western background, bring together glass, metal, leather and wood, all age-old crafts. Each John Pomp piece is highly refined and celebrates the hands that brought it to life.