Pollitt chosen AACG Rising Star 2013

Pollitt chosen AACG Rising Star 2013

The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) selected me for their Rising Star 2013 program – an initiative “to bring attention to young and talented artists” in contemporary glass art.  The recognition by this august body for my talent is deeply gratifying.  As for the young part, I

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Blue Shift

Blue Shift

For this piece, I called upon several elements that I had incorporated in earlier glass works – intersecting lines and curve-over edges. It’s not plagiarism if I steal from myself! But I also included a more open core, multiple penetrations and three tunnels to play with. I sculpted Blue Shift as a donation piece for an AACG Auction.

11″ h, 8″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | AACG Auction Donation, SOLD at GlassWeekend 2013

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A fruitful 2012

A fruitful 2012

This year of 2012 has been busy and fruitful for my glass sculptures.  It began with the sale of Levitation. I completed Red Shift (#15), Limoncelli (#16) and Mythic Fire (#17). My #18 piece just come out of the kiln, #19 & #20 are at this moment

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Plateaux Gallery, London, representing Pollitt

Plateaux Gallery, London, representing Pollitt

My contemporary glass art is being intermingled by Plateaux Gallery, London, amongst the heritage table settings and elegant furnishings presented by Thomas Goode, Mayfair. And, by golly, it really works! Thanks to Leo Duval, gallery owner, for his vision and invitation to join Plateaux.

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Vacation Time

Vacation Time

On a personal note, Gaye and I are going on a much needed and deserved vacation.  We will make a short stop off to spend some time with Leo Duval, the owner of Plateaux Gallery, in Mayfair, London.  They began representing my work in 2011. Then on

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Holsten Galleries

Holsten Galleries

My experience since crossing over to glass sculpture in 2010 has been quite extraordinary. The reception by collectors and galleries is truly heartwarming. The collectors that added Levitation to their breathtaking collection introduced me to Kenn Holsten, a private glass art dealer and consultant.

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Chocolate Twist II

Chocolate Twist II

Chocolate Twist II : The sense of drama in Chocolate Twist II comes from the contrast between the light colored sapwood and the older, darker interior of the tree.

Chocolate Twist II | 8″ h, 13″ diameter | Spalted Black Walnut | Inquire.

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Moab

Moab

Moab : The more figured a piece of wood is, the simpler the design should be. The two should not be in conflict.

Moab | 2′-0″ h, 1′-4″ w, 10″ d | Bay Laurel Burl | Inquire.

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Split Personality

Split Personality

Split Personality : Comes from the same incredible red cedar as did First Born and Passages Into the Void.

Split Personality | 1′-8″ h, 8″diameter | Aromatic Red Cedar | Inquire.

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Monument Mesa

Monument Mesa

Monument Mesa : It was a lot of fun for me working this piece – taking the natural formation and imparting sweeping undulations in opposition.

Monument Mesa | 2′-0″ h, 2′-2″ w, 1′-7″d | American Black Walnut | Inquire.

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