Lukeke Design is an Auckland based glass studio established by Katherine Rutecki (USA) and Luke Jacomb (NZ). Lukeke Design creates quality handmade cast and blown glass artworks that are beautiful, accessible and affordable.
Luke Jacomb is a second generation New Zealand glass artist. Brought up in the world of glass art, he learnt the skills from an early age. Jacomb fell in love with the medium and has continually found unique ways of pushing the limits of glass, technically and commercially. He continues to engage with the wider glass community, exhibits his work widely, and frequently collaborates with other glass artists.
The Lukeke Design name has become synonymous with the cast glass birds that display as wall sculptures. This series includes a range of native New Zealand birds in a plethora of luminous colours. These pieces look impressive installed as a single, cluster or flock. When wall mounted the birds appear as if in flight, creating a joyful display.
Lukeke Design works can be found in a number of significant private and public collections, including the Ebeltoff Glass Museum (Denmark), Corning Museum of Glass (New York, USA) and the New Orleans Museum of Art (Louisiana, USA).
Lukeke Design produces compelling designs that capture the imagination and provide an alternative way of displaying glass art in the home.
Lukeke Design Works Available At Black Door Gallery
All below works are currently available from Black Door Gallery. If a colour you are interested in is not listed below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
Cast Glass Kingfishers
17.5cm Beak to Tail, 11cm Wingspan, 10cm depth
Cast Glass Bellbirds
15cm Beak to Tail, 18cm Wingspan, 8cm depth
Cast Glass Fantails
16cm Beak to Tail, 11cm Wingspan, 6cm depth
Cast Glass Swallows
14.5cm Beak to Tail, 13cm Wingspan, 5.cm depth
Cast Glass Silvereyes (Wax Eye)
14.5cm Beak to Tail, 16.5cm Wingspan, 8cm depth
16cm Beak to Tail, 13cm Wingspan, 10cm depth
Cast Glass Saddlebacks
19cm Beak to Tail, Up to 30cm Wingspan, 10cm depth
Cast Glass Flowers
12cm Diameter, 6cm Height