2018 a typical year

2018 In Review

It was a busy year – pieces created, pieces collected, wonderful adventures, some disappointments, and new directions. In essence, 2018 a typical year.

New works

A new direction of creating a series of smaller sculptures marked 2018. Having heard very often from collectors that they are running out of space and want smaller works, as well as people who love my art but cannot afford larger pieces, I started with eight works.  They range from 9″ to 14″ tall.  The six featured here are available directly thru my studio.

One had a bad kiln experience – the mold blew out. But I’ve re-sculpted it so we can recast and give it a second chance.  (If it’s successful, how would you like the name Second Chance?)  And one has been gifted to a very special someone, as you’ll read below.

Works Collected

It was a rewarding year with two major works and one small treasure finding new homes. Kenn Holsten of Holsten Galleries sold Mariah to collectors in northern California. Kenn has been representing my work since 2012. 

Plus, in December, Adam Blau Gallery director Cheri Discenzo requested photos of Enigma for an interested client. Cheri and I worked together while she was Gallery Manger at Tom Reilly Galleries and continue to do so in her new venture.Stay tuned for a very fine 2019 outcome to the inquiry.

Occasionally, a collector contacts me directly from my website.

In 2018 Ode to Morph caught the attention of collectors in southern California who have a residence overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

They had been searching for a piece of glass art that spoke of wave motion and the color of the sea.

Ode filled their quest.

On the home front, several times I caught my wife Gaye walking around the house clutching Treasure in her hands and I was deeply moved. 

In gratitude for her endless support, inspiration and partnership in my glass art adventure, I gifted the piece to her, especially since she had already named it. 🙂

When you push the boundaries…

I am a restless creator. Constantly pursuing new ideas and pushing the boundaries of the possible. And, so, sometimes I find out where the boundaries are. I semi-lost these two pieces in 2018.  Time and experimentation will tell.

Work is in process to try to salvage the first one by re-firing the piece – and see if it will cooperate. If not, then it and I will have a quiet conversation about what it would like to be when it grows up.

As there are some shape similarities, the fate of the second piece may benefit from that of the first one.

These really are devastating moments when a piece fails. A lot of time, energy and money is invested in these endeavors. And it is a crushing blow when one doesn’t make it.  Rather difficult to just say, “Oh well, it’s part of the process.” But, in fact, that is the bottom line. Do a postmortem. Learn what I can. Figure out a creative second-life. And/or go on to the next piece.  As I progress, I’ll post the outcomes in Works In Progress.

Buffalo Creek 2018 Artist Residency

Weeping willow trees grace and shade a stone-wall edged grassy knoll.
Weeping willow trees abound at the Art Center.

And, in case  you don’t already know about my unsurpassable experience at Buffalo Creek Art Center, please do read all about it.  That was a great adventure!

OTHER NEWS ARTICLES

  • GP-2, a commissioned kiln cast glass sculpture by Harry Pollitt.
    GP-2
    August 22, 2021
  • Harry Pollitt jade green glass sculpture - Ode to Morph
    2018 a typical year
    February 26, 2019
  • Pollitt's unsurpassable Artist Residency at Buffalo Creek
    February 17, 2019
  • A county fair roller coaster would envy the twists and banked turns of this Pollitt Small Treasure,aptly named E RIDE
    E-Ride
    October 5, 2018
  • Green Piece,an emerald green Pollitt glass sculpture invites you to travel through the turns and twists of its 1'-2" high x 4" diameter design.
    Green Piece
    October 1, 2018
  • A pale cooper blue glass sculpture joins the Pollitt Small Treasures ensemble.
    Fantasia
    September 19, 2018
  • The rose tone of the Sapphire Rose color delivers a softness to this graceful Pollitt Small Treasure
    Captiva
    September 17, 2018
  • Small Treasures. Simpler complexity.
    September 5, 2018
  • Harry Pollitt - Bashert glass sculpture
    SOFA 2017
    October 16, 2017
  • Artist in Residency
    October 13, 2017
  • SOFA 2016
    October 13, 2017
  • Harry Pollitt - Zest glass sculpture
    Zest
    October 10, 2017
  • Harry Pollitt - yellow amber What's Math Got To Do With It glass sculpture
    What's Math Got To Do With It?
    October 9, 2017
  • Harry Pollitt - Bashert glass sculpture
    Bashert
    November 3, 2016
  • Pollitt glass sculptures at SOFA Chicago 2016
    October 26, 2016
  • Harry Pollitt - light blue Capricious glass sculpture
    Capricious
    September 29, 2016
  • Midnight moves in Sofa Chicago 2014 catalog
    Five Pollitt sculptures sold
    December 24, 2015
  • Genesis
    December 20, 2015
  • Harry Pollitt - jade green Pinnacle glass sculpture
    Pinnacle
    September 21, 2015
  • Blue Pyro
    March 10, 2015
  • Harry Pollitt - cobalt blue Coriolis glass sculpture
    Coriolis
    February 4, 2015
  • SOFA 2014 Pollitt sculptures
    November 7, 2014
  • Harry Pollitt - cobalt blue Enigma glass sculpture
    Enigma
    October 5, 2014
  • Glass Wall Sculpture Process
    September 18, 2014
  • SOFA Chicago 2014 Pollitt lecture
    September 9, 2014
  • Glass sculpture, Limoncelli, sold
    August 28, 2014
  • Glass art collectors group visits Pollitt Studio
    August 12, 2014
  • Pollitt joining Winterowd
    July 10, 2014
  • Harry Pollitt - Sentinel glass sculpture
    Pollitt glass sculptures at Winterowd Fine Art
    May 30, 2014
  • T with 'Tude
    October 28, 2013
  • Pollitt Applause for MOG Red Hot
    October 21, 2013
  • Chihuly Garden & Glass blows Pollitt's mind
    October 19, 2013
  • Chihuly Boathouse Hosts Glass Community Fundraiser
    September 30, 2013
  • Pollitt Pilchuck visit inspires reverence
    September 27, 2013
  • Traver Gallery Pollitt Reception
    September 25, 2013
  • AACG Rising Star 2013 Update
    September 17, 2013
  • Harry Pollitt - orange red Fluid Dynamics glass sculpture
    Fluid Dynamics
    September 1, 2013
  • Traver Gallery event unveils New Work
    August 27, 2013
  • Blue Tango dances into spotlight of Cleveland glass art collectors
    August 22, 2013
  • Harry Pollitt - pale copper blue Escape Velocity glass sculpture
    Escape Velocity
    July 30, 2013
  • Harry Pollitt jade green glass sculpture - Ode to Morph
    Ode to Morph
    June 24, 2013
  • Pollitt glass sculptures, Saatchi Gallery Collect
    May 16, 2013
  • Harry Pollitt - Blue Tango glass sculpture
    Blue Tango
    May 1, 2013
  • Harry Pollitt glass sculpture - Mariah
    Mariah
    April 5, 2013
  • Pollitt chosen AACG Rising Star 2013
    April 3, 2013
  • Harry Pollitt - jade green Splash glass sculpture
    Splash
    March 20, 2013
  • Blue Shift
    March 15, 2013
  • A fruitful 2012
    October 7, 2012
  • Plateaux Gallery, London, representing Pollitt
    October 4, 2012
  • Vacation Time
    September 7, 2012
  • Thomas R. Riley Galleries
    August 19, 2012
  • Brain Scan joins glass collection
    August 18, 2012
  • Red Shift - Winner
    August 3, 2012
  • Holsten Galleries
    June 9, 2012
  • 2010 brought my expansion into sculptural cast glass
    December 29, 2010