Blue Pyro

Precarious endeavor — glass art design.  Do you see what I see?

As a child, I wondered if what I saw was identical to what others saw?  A flat slab with four legs is a table.  But do you see the exact same table as I do? There is no proving it either way. The table is a solid, tangible, physical object.  And, yet, there is a huge element of unknown.

Blue Pyro, pale copper blue glass sculpture by Harry Pollitt
Glass art design by Harry Pollitt, sold to private glass collection.
Hover over either image to zoom in
Blue Pyro | 1′-4″ h, 8″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal, Pale Copper Blue | SOLD to Private Collection
Shift to the intangible vision of an object – a glass art design – in my mind. Why should I be surprised that you cannot see what I see? It’s right there!  Isn’t it?  Or is it?

Collectors commission a sculpture. I complete the rough design in wax to the point where I know that it will work — and where everything “is.” The collectors come to see it.  They don’t like it.  That’s okay, because our agreement is, if you don’t like it,  I will complete it anyway, for myself, for a gallery.

But…when they see it again during a second studio visit (to discuss a different commission), the initial piece is finished.  In glass.  In pale copper blue crystal.  Lighted in (forgive my prejudice) all its glory.  They love it. And add it to their collection. Even participate in the naming – Blue Pyro.

Happy ending.

It can be a precarious endeavor — this business of glass art design.  But ask me if I love it?  You know I do!

Creating BLUE PYRO…Wax in staged progress, foundry-rough glass and finished sculpture…

Just a wax cylinder

Plain wax cylinder

Faint design lines on wax cylinder

Beginning design lines sketched on wax cylinder

Glass art design emerging

Approaching completion of rough sculpture … hmmm!

Finished wax….minus the “hmmm…” projection

Showing no luminosity, Pollitt's cast glass piece returns from the foundry.

Blue Pyro back from the foundry. Notice: no luminosity.

Close up of rough surface shows considerable grinding & sanding required.

Rough, bumpy surface. Grinding & sanding comes next.

Blue Pyro, completed cast glass sculpture by Harry Pollitt

Blue Pyro. Finished sculpture. Ethereal in pale copper blue.

Other Collected Glass Sculptures

  • Midnight moves in Sofa Chicago 2014 catalog
    Five Pollitt sculptures sold
  • Pollitt completes wood and glass sculpture commission
  • Adagio
  • Shape Shifter
  • Cascade
  • Midnight Moves
  • Blue Pyro
  • Limoncelli
  • T with 'Tude
  • Blue Tango
  • Blue Shift
  • Mythic Fire
  • Levitation
  • Event Horizon
  • Canyon Song
  • Unfathomable
  • Firth of Forth
  • Mystic Light
  • Second First

Glass Sculpture Tags

[showtagcloud  category_id=”35,36,120″]


Who else would like this? Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

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?
Try these:

Webmail: Go to our form.
Phone: +1 505-795-8937


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 be in touch.

Contact: Go to our form.
Phone: +1 505-795-8937