Collected Glass Index

Designed as though wind billows its kiln-cast glass sails, this is an apricot-colored Pollitt Small Treasure sculpture.

Mainsail

As though billowed by the wind, Mainsail races to join Pollitt Small Treasures ensemble. An apricot-colored glass sculpture, the “mast” reaches 1′-2” high, with luminosity that looks like it comes from the sun.

The swirls and dark-edged hyacinth-color of this Pollitt sculpture suggested its ethereal name - Aura.

Aura

A hyacinth color and dark edging produced by natural light gives this Pollitt Small Treasure the look of an aura. The 12” x 4”dia glass sculpture delivers quiet, but powerful drama.

Harry Pollitt - 10" high glass sculpture in purple

Treasure

Treasure A couple of years ago, I was approached about a possible commission to create a series of cast glass sculpture “awards.” They were to be handed out annually at a prestigious international ceremony to the winners.  I became engrossed by the idea.  It also triggered my interest in creating works in smaller scale. The contract did not …

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Harry Pollitt - Bashert glass sculpture

Bashert

Harry Pollitt’s latest sculpture is aptly named, Bashert. Improbable events and unexpected results surround the story of this kiln cast glass sculpture. The best explanation is that it was “meant to be.” Come read why.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

Harry Pollitt - cobalt blue Enigma glass sculpture

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.

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.

T with ‘Tude

T with ‘Tude: I have done mostly vertical pieces in the past. A few pieces went horizontal like Morph II and Levitation. I am always searching for new expressions in my designs. So I thought about combining both vertical and horizontal for this piece…mostly horizontal to get the main element up off the surface.

1′-3″ h, 1’-8″ w, 10″ deep | Kiln cast crystal | Emerald Green | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley Galleries