Fire & Light

Aug 12, 2014

porter-frontdoorThe wood and joinery by Greene and Greene are distinctive, as are the light fixtures, glass windows, wall sconces, cabinets, and doors.

Get a close-up look—with all the background information you’ll ever need from John Hamm—during the “Fire & Light” tour at the Gamble House on August 16th.

“Fire & Light” looks at the Greenes’ evolution of style; what led them to create some of the most celebrated art glass produced in an architectural setting; how the works were designed and produced; and the journey taken by the glass artists/craftsmen of the period. (

Fire & Light
Saturday, August 16th, 10 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, October 1st, 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday, December 20th, 10 a.m.-noon
Gamble House
Tickets: $45 per person; must be purchased in advance or call 855.249.1157

Contemporary glass artist and Gamble House docent John Hamm has immersed himself in the history of art glass and the Arts and Crafts movement. He has restored glass fixtures in historic structures and has created period-appropriate glass for many contemporary craftsman-style houses. Combining his artisan skills with years as a tour guide, Mr. Hamm created and personally conducts this craftsman tour that focuses on glass while also touching on each area of the house that is normally on tour. (



All photos by Tim Street-Porter/The Gamble House.



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