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Meet the Author - Jessica Palmer

January 28, 2018 | Skylight Gallery | 1PM - 4PM

Begin the experience with a short tour of the Tiffany Lamps led by author Jessica Palmer and Historical Society Director of Merchandise Operations, Ione Saroyan. Join their informal chat to learn how the book came about and the lamps that inspired it from the Museum’s collection.

Visitors of all ages will be encouraged to pick up a pencil and be inspired by the art of the Louis C. Tiffany Lamps. Using drawing paper and colored pencils, participants will examine and sketch a reproduction Louis C. Tiffany Lamp in our Smith Family Skylight Gallery, adding all the flora, fauna, colors, and lines that make these lamps so unique.

In addition to sketching and being inspired by our new Tiffany Glass Coloring Book, visitors can add their decoration to our super-sized coloring book illustration wall.

Reserve time to shop. You’ll be able to buy Jessica’s book (and colored pencils) and have it signed it for you in the Skylight Gallery. Shop Now>


Following her career as a BBC Producer, Ms. Palmer trained as an illustrator and did an MA in Illustration at Kingston University in 2008.  Since then she has been making paper art – paper cuts, collages and 3D paper sculptures – and working as an illustrator.

She is a Visiting Artist at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Sir John Soane Museum, The Museum of London, the Holburne Museum in Bath, the British Museum, Hampton Court Palace, the Wallace Collection and the National Portrait Gallery among many others.  Ms. Palmer is also a visiting tutor at the Bristol Drawing School in the Royal West of England Academy and at Bath University’s creative space – The Edge.

Ms. Palmer presents her work internationally and recently had  illustration pieces in the US in the Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels exhibit at the Everhart Museum in Pennsylvania, and also in Blanc de Blanc at the Jamestown Art Centre in Rhode Island.