Meet the Maker : Zeff Zimmer Craft Scotland & Summerhall TV)


Inside the studio with Artist-maker Jeff Zimmer, who uses traditional glass painting techniques on layers of glass to create enigmatic three-dimensional scenes.


This production is a Collaboration between Craft Scotland & Summerhall TV. SUmmer Hall TV was established by the Institute of Local Television to provide short arts-news clips. Initially providing a service at Summerhall in Edinburgh ( the company runs, and and in Ireland ( No based at MERZ Gallery in Sanquhar ( the company manages 3000+ arts clips and documentaries.

Jeff Zimmer

Jeff Zimmer creates works that explore ambiguity, morality and mortality in contemporary society and politics, and engage with the material and symbolic properties of glass, as well as the sensual experiences of mystery, light and shadow.

He combines techniques of glass painting, laser etching, contemporary lighting, and the transparency of glass to create dynamic scenes that appear to shift, dissolve and transform depending on the position of the viewer. 

glass lives 2020

Glass Lives explores the human relationship with glass making and material. Uncovering some of the exceptional European master artisans using long-held traditions, skills and knowledge.


Glass Lives celebrates the visionary embodiment of both creativity and craftsmanship by European master artisans at the highest level of excellence. Supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme, collaboration lies at the heart of what the ISGNE network represents, encouraging exchange and fostering a sense of building a stronger glass community.

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