My “stories in glass” have evolved over time. However, one fact, my love of nature, remains constant. Many of my creations celebrate the memory of a loved one or the joy of a special event. All capture nature’s elegance and remarkable diversity. A life-long “Jerseyman,” I’ve honed my craft under the watchful eye of teachers, mentors, and friends that include the late George Vail who introduced me to the world of architectural reconstruction and forensic sculpture; William “Bill” Marlin, Ed.D., a dedicated teacher and established painter; Paul Stankard, the internationally acclaimed glass artist who encouraged me to strike out on my own in 2009; Ed Poore, a renowned master cutter whose skill has enhanced several of my paperweights; and, most recently, Robin Lehman, a two-time Academy award winner, whose love of music and film influence his glass weights. New Jersey, the “Garden State” and home of our nation’s first National Reserve, the million-acre Pinelands, continues to serve as a living laboratory for me.
David Graeber and Jim Poore 2020 collaborative brown mum and sunflower fall bouquet fancy-...
David Graeber and Jim Poore 2020 collaborative brown mum and sunflower fall bouquet fancy-cut paperw [...]
David Graeber and Jim Poore 2020 collaborative brown mum and sunflower fall bouquet fancy-cut paperweight. Two lush mums, with slightly-curled brown petals, are juxtaposed in an otherwise brightly-colored bouquet with other fall flowers like golden sunflowers, white knotweed racemes, brown pinecones and lotus seedpods, cadmium yellow forget-me-nots and green leaves, all gathered on a bit of moss. Fancy, basket-cut, clear ground. Flat top facet with mitre-cut rim. Signature/date canes. Diameter 3 7/16", height 2".[hide]
Dave Graeber and Jim Poore 2022 collaborative anthurium, rose and orange flower bouquet basket-cut p [...]
Dave Graeber and Jim Poore 2022 collaborative anthurium, rose and orange flower bouquet basket-cut paperweight. Bright red and orange flowers burst out from whole and partial oranges at the center of a dense and summery bouquet. A complex and elegant basket-cutting to the clear, star-cut ground can be viewed as cool ripples from the surface. Signature/date canes. Diameter 3 3/8".[hide]
David Graeber 2019 trio of pumpkins paperweight. Three big pumpkins, deeply grooved and covered in a [...]
David Graeber 2019 trio of pumpkins paperweight. Three big pumpkins, deeply grooved and covered in air bubble warts, are stacked on a straw strewn pebbly ground against a cloudy blue sky. Signature/date cane. Internal flaw. Diameter 2 5/8".[hide]