New York City, NY
Christopher Spitzmiller, a fine arts ceramist known for his one-of-a-kind luxurious lamps, graduated from St. Lawrence University and continued his fine arts study at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Central St. Martins College of Art in London. Since 1996, Christopher has been concentrating his efforts on his unique lamp designs. After outgrowing his studio Washington, DC, he moved to New York City in the fall of 1996, where his firm, Christopher Spitzmiller, Inc., creates lamps with a crew of skilled artisans. Christopher is also expanding his designs to tableware and other ceramic accessories. His work has been featured in major publications and he has had the honor of making lamps for three White House administrations, as well as the Blair House and other distinguished American homes.
When not in his studio, Christopher can be found at his farm in Millbrook, NY, gardening, beekeeping, making jam, cooking for friends, or tending to his flock of heritage breed chickens. He also enjoys serving on the board of the local time-honored Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and as the vice chair of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club President’s Dinner. He has been an Open Days garden host since 2015 and was elected to the Garden Conservancy’s board of directors in June 2020.