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Five Pollitt sculptures sold

Five Pollitt sculptures sold

Five Pollitt sculptures sold in a span of 10 days. That’s a record breaker for me! What an honor. Come see the Collectors’ choices.

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Genesis

Genesis

Signed and delivered. Wood and glass sculpture commission is named GENESIS. Pollitt creates a nested, kiln cast glass & maple burl sculpture from two wax cylinders. View the ethereal results.

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Adagio

Adagio

Adagio: Is a symphonic movement played slowly. It is also a ballet movement that is about fluidity and grace.

Adagio | 12″ h, 7″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Copper Blue | SOLD

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Shape Shifter

Shape Shifter

Shape Shifter : In previous glass pieces, I utilized the basic form – inside outside curved lines and planes. But, here, for the first time, I incorporated diverging lines. Lines that heretofore I had only used in my wood wall sculptures.

Shape Shifter | 7″ h, 12″ diameter | Kiln cast dichroic crystal | Hyacinth | SOLD to Private Collection.

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Cascade

Cascade

Cascade: Remember Orangesicles from your childhood? I was trying to capture the feeling of orange ice warming in the Summer sun and slumping – or, well, cascading down.

Cascade | 1′-6″ h, 10″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Apricot | SOLD to Private Collection.

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Midnight Moves

Midnight Moves

Midnight Moves: The most difficult sculptural glass I’ve completed to date. And the most difficult to cast. And yet, the degree of difficulty plays an integral role in the moodiness and depth created by the dark orange red glass.

Midnight Moves | 1′-7″ h, 10″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Dark Orange Red | SOLD to Private Collector.

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Blue Pyro

Blue Pyro

This is the first public appearance of my piece, Blue Pryo. Sold before leaving my studio. Come read the story of why I say this business of glass art design can be a precarious endeavor…and why I love it for that reason!

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Coriolis

Coriolis

In the emerging stages, my first cast glass wall sculpture was a whole new process for me. In wood, a wall sculpture is a familiar and enjoyable form. Yet, at first, it felt “weird” in wax. I had to become acclimated all over again to designing without the wood grain. There seemed now to be no point of beginning.

Coriolis| 1′-3″ h, 2′-6″ w, 1-1/4″ deep | Kiln cast crystal | Pale Cobalt Blue | Inquire

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SOFA 2014 Pollitt sculptures

SOFA 2014 Pollitt sculptures

Opening night tonight, November 6, and for the next three days, the Thomas Riley Galleries will exhibit five of my sculptures, 4 in cast glass and 1 in wood – Enigma, Midnight Moves, Red Shift, Ode to Morph, and Morph VI in black cherry wood. This is the 9th consecutive year my work has been represented at SOFA and the second time my two styles of sculpture will be exhibited in the same year.

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Pollitt SOFA Chicago Lecture

Pollitt SOFA Chicago Lecture

If you’re in Chicago between Nov 6 thru 9th, please join me at SOFA Chicago at Navy Pier. I’ll be in the Thomas R. Riley exhibit space with five of my sculptures. And on Saturday, the 8th, at 1 pm, I’ll be giving a lecture about my work and artistic journey from wood to glass sculpture.

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Enigma

Enigma

Some months back, I stumbled upon a long forgotten, unfinished wood sculpture. I had abandoned it because I had excavated it so much that I could not execute my intended design. The dangers of reduction art! Now, I’ve given it another try – this time converting the sculptural concept in wood to a glass sculpture.

Enigma| 1′-8″ h, 11″ w, 10″ d | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | Inquire.

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Glass Wall Sculpture Process

Glass Wall Sculpture Process

The glass wall sculpture process was a whole ‘nother experience for me. I am showing you many more technique images than usual because this was a first for me. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.

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SOFA Chicago 2014 Pollitt lecture

SOFA Chicago 2014 Pollitt lecture

My wood art first appeared at SOFA Chicago 2006 represented by two galleries and in a curated special exhibit entitled The Presence of Absence. My glass sculptures were first represented at SOFA Chicago 2011. This year I’m beyond honored to be telling my “transition” story as part of the SOFA Chicago 2014 Lecture Series.

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Glass sculpture, Limoncelli, sold

Glass sculpture, Limoncelli, sold

My glass sculpture, Limoncelli, is already happily ensconced in her new home. A big “thank you” to the collectors for sending this photo. Come read the instructive story of this acquisition.

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Limoncelli

Limoncelli

Limoncelli: This is the first time I used the color called Citrine (a color not likely found on my personal palette), but I am delighted with the outcome. It shimmers in the light and delivers one of the true rewards for working in glass – the added dynamic of color and luminosity.

Limoncelli | 10″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Citrine | SOLD by Thomas Riley Galleries.

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Collectors

Whether you are an avid collector of glass or wood ... or just love sculpture, I am pleased you are here. I invite your reactions to and impressions of my work. And, if a piece calls to you, please get in touch.