The Mystery of Motion

About

HARRY POLLITT GLASS ARTIST

Harry’s studio time and schedule mean he can’t always answer the phone, but your e-mail is guaranteed to be answered by end of the day…normally.

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, USA   |   Website: pollittstudio.com   |   Email: info@pollittstudio.com

The driving force of my art

My doodle.

As a child, I studied the movement of water around rocks in a brook. I first tried to capture the feeling of that in my sand pile. In early grade school, I traced the grain patterns in my wood desktop and began drawing doodles My doodle.with interconnected, double-back curves. I remember experiencing my first, perfect, radius-bank-curved entrance onto an interstate highway in the family car as a young teen. I graduated to pounding my motorcycle through s-curves. In my early 20’s came the experience of a lifetime – hitching a ride in a military fighter and feeling the g-forces of tight banked turns.

The artist, his work & his dog!

These feeling are locked in my soul and the driving force of my art. Like a composer searching for the “lost chord,” I search for the “experience” of capturing the perfect set of interconnected curved lines and planes. I don’t just create them; I fly them; I drive them; I experience the sensuality of them.

For forty years, the tangible expression of this quest was the medium of wood. It had long been my “perfect” material. I love the feel, smell, color and character of it. Then in November 2009, a man named Ted opened my eyes to the world of sculptural, kiln cast glass — and the fire was lit anew.

And like the ripples in a pond, the flow keeps expanding. I am confident in the knowledge that there is an endless set of rhythms to explore and that the purpose of life is to have the experience and the joy of pursuing it!

My art is completely self-taught! All my bad habits come from places other than the classroom!!!

Learn more about my process of creating glass art

You know you want to!

Learn about the lost was process and how the foundry plays an integral part in my work. Learn about plastering, inversion, divesting and the final finish – if a piece survives that far!

HARRY POLLITT – My Resume

Invitational & Curated Shows

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Art Palm Beach, Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland, OH
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 SOFA Chicago, Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland, OH
2013 Traver Gallery Invitational Exhibition, September 18, Seattle, WA
2015, 2013 Wheaton Village, GlassWeekend 2013, Thomas R. Riley Galleries
2013 Collect International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, Plateaux Gallery, London
2012 New Mexico Contemporary Glass Invitational, Mill Fine Art and Glass Alliance New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 SOFA Chicago, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Collectors of Wood Art at SOFA Chicago, Is Ornament A Crime?
2010, 2009 SOFA WEST: Santa Fe, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010, 2009, 2008 Turned & Sculpted Annual Invitational, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009, 2008, 2007 Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Los Angeles Art Show, 14th Annual, Fine Art Dealers Association, del Mano Gallery
2008, 2007 SOFA New York, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Eighth Contemporary Wood Invitational, The American Art Company, Tacoma, WA
2008 Collectors of Wood Art Annual Forum, Scottsdale, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Collectors of Wood Art at SOFA Chicago, The Presence of Absence
2006 SOFA Chicago, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2006 Wood ’06 Group Exhibition, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2005 Decorative Arts, Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington, OH
2003 Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA
2003 German Village Art Crawl, Columbus, OH
2000 Tenth Annual Sculpture Week, Brunen, Switzerland
2000, 1999 Bissang, Kussnacht a. Rigi, Switzerland
2000 Bassage Galerie, Weggis Switzerland
1999 Sparkasse Schwyz, One-Man-Show, Brunen, Switzerland
1998 New Albany Fourth Annual Arts Festival, New Albany, OH
1998 Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival, Mount Vernon, OH

Gallery Representation and Exhibitions

Present – Adam Blaue Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Present – 2012 Holsten Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
Present – 2010 Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Present – 2008 The American Art Company, Tacoma, WA
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland, OH
2014 Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2013, 2012, 2011 Plateaux Gallery, London, England
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Gallery 225, Santa Fe, NM
2006, 2005 Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2006 Buckaroo Ball, Santa Fe, NM
2003, 2002 Cameo Gallery, Columbus, OH
2003, 2002 Spirit of the Hills Gallery, Rockbridge, OH
2002 NetJets, Inc., Columbus OH
2000 Paradiso dell’ Arte (Gallery), Gersau, Switzerland
2000 Aeskulap Klinik, Brunen, Switzerland
2000 Goldschmiede Herzog, Brunen, Switzerland
1999 Tabati, Schwyz, Switzerland
1996 Biltmore Gallery Downtown, Asheville NC
1996 The Pink Neck Gallery, Asheville, NC
1995 The Harlee Gallery, Highlands, NC

Juried Shows

2001 Affiliated Wood Carvers Ltd., International Competition, Davenport, IA
1996 Historic Morgantown Festival, Morgantown, NC
1996 Sculpture Celebration, Lenoir, NC
1995 Village Art & Craft Festival, Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC
1995 Art in the Park, Blowing Rock, NC
1978 Cedar Key Fine Arts Show, Cedar Key, FL
1978, 77, 76 City of Clearwater Arts by the Bay, Clearwater, FL
1978, 77 Dunedin Art and Craft Show, Dunedin, FL
1977, 76 Main Sail Fine Arts Show, St. Petersburg, FL

Museum Exhibitions

2010 Holter Museum of Art, “Outside the Box: Art of Wood ,” Invitational Group Show.
National & Regional Master Wood Artists, July 1-October 15, Helena, MT
2003, 2002 Capital University, Schumacher Gallery, Invitational Exhibition, Columbus, OH
1999 – 2001 New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

Corporate Collections

The Boeing Company

Awards & Honors

2013 Rising Star, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, GlassWeekend 2013, Wheaton Village, NJ
2012 Best in Show, New Mexico Contemporary Glass Invitational, Mill Fine Art/Glass Alliance NM, Santa Fe
2001 Five Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Abstract Class & 2nd Abstract & Ornamental Group,
Affiliated Wood Carvers Ltd., International Competition, Davenport, IA
1998 First Prize – New Albany Fourth Annual Arts Festival, New Albany, OH

Liturgical Commissions

Peace Lutheran Church, Gahanna, OH

Memberships

Glass Art Society
Glass Alliance New Mexico
Glass Alliance New Mexico, Board of Directors & Secretary
The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA
Collectors of Wood Art
Arts Alliance Round Table, 1994-1996, Asheville, NC

Bibliography, Books & Features

Contemporary Glass Art, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, January 2017
Wood Art Today 2, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, May 2010
Sculpturenwochen Brunnen 1989 – 2000, Kultur Brunnen, publisher, Brunnen, Switzerland, October 2000
Woodcarving Magazine, Feature Article, May/June 2000

Bibliography, International Press

Bote der Urschweiz, August 14, 2000, Central Switzerland
Zentralschweiz Zeitung, August 14, 2000
Bote der Urschweiz, August 11, 2000, Central Switzerland
Neue Luzerner Zeitung, July 6, 2000, Central Switzerland
Bote der Urschweiz, May 30,2000, Central Switzerland
Neue Luzerner Zeitung, July 6, 2000, Central Switzerland
Woodcarving Magazine, March/April 2000
Wochen-Zeitung, May 19, 2000, Central Switzerland
Neue Schwyzer Zeitung, September 8, 1999, Central Switzerland
Neue Schwyzer Zeitung, August 31, 1999, Central Switzerland
Zreier Schweizer, March 2, 1999, Kussnacht, Switzerland

Pollitt Studio – My Work Space

Sculpture studio and morning break with Raven, our precious Portuguese Water Dog from our original home and studio in Santa Fe.

A view of my Santa Fe Studio from our home, and my view from the studio portal, where I sometimes sculpted on beautiful days like the one pictured.

About March 6, 2015

Contacting Harry

I'm mostly here, sometimes there. I get around to galleries, shows and events, SOFA hopefully always, and enough international travel to keep a smile on my face. But you can always reach me! Question? Price Inquiry? Studio Visit? Complete our form.

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.