Damon MacNaught, the proprietor of BareGlass, lives and works in Silver Point Tennessee as an artist and instructor of art. Specializing in one of a kind handmade glass, MacNaught has been practicing hot glass production for over 25 years.
Damon continues to explore Millefiori paperweight design. “I find the technical challenges rewarding in my pursuit of perfection.” Arranging murrini under the magnification of the glass dome speaks to properties inherent in the material and allows an outlet to practice my love of design.” I first became aware of Millefiori weights through my friendship with paperweight artist Jim Brown, back in 2000. It would be almost a decade later before he made his first weight.
He currently teaches Neon sign design for the Art department at Cumberland University. Damon received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his Bachelor’s Degree from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.
BareGlass, established in 1998, is located in the town of Silver Point in middle Tennessee, off of I-40 near Edgar Evans State Park and Center Hill Lake. His studio is 50 minutes outside of Nashville, TN. Come for a visit!