Maker Profile: Harry Smith
Harry was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1976. He is a 5th generation craftsman from York County, with over 13 years of experience in the artglass industry.
Since starting his business, Antiquita Glassworks, in 2001, Harry has incorporated other mediums into his work such as re-claimed steel and wood. Harry creates a variety of items ranging from small glass jewelry pieces, to repurposed tableware, to large multi-media chandeliers. His future plans include local public art, repurposed furniture, and hand blown lighting.
The title of the award/design is “Pinnacle Spire”. It is the representation of a “high point” in one’s life or career, and the many steps it takes over time to create the end result. Each layer of glass it contains is a representation of each step one takes towards an end goal or task. The accumulation of the steps that form the end result, when viewed together, are often something of beauty all their own. “Pinnacle Spire” was designed to celebrate that journey, and the ultimate success and recognition that comes with it.