Spherical glass sculpture

My visualizations for this near spherical glass sculpture just kept swirling. Compact and symmetrical. Arching lower elements and a capstone-like structure holding it together.

Limoncelli, near spherical glass sculpture, luminous in Citrine cast glass.
Limoncelli, glass sculpture by Harry Pollitt
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Limoncelli  |  10″ diameter  |  Kiln cast crystal  |  Citrine  | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley Galleries.

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.

I am hooked on leaded glass for what it does when light hits it. Yes, it is more expensive than unleaded (for both me as the artist and you as a collector), but it is vibrantly alive and worth the investment for both of us.

So why the name Limoncelli? If you have ever sipped the exquisite, liquid joy that is the Italian lemon liqueur called Limoncello, you know the namesake. (However, what Gaye and I did not know when we named the sculpture is that the liqueur spelling ends in an “O” not an “I.”  Gaye says she needs to spend more time in Italy to improve her spelling!  Hmmmmm!)

Creating LIMONCELLI … wax sculpture, glass from foundry, finished work

Limoncelli's earliest stage of glass sculpture process. Solid spherical-shaped wax with a few design lines chalked on the surface Image of Limoncelli's wax form showing signs of the final design for Pollitt's spherical glass sculpture Limoncelli in final sculpted wax, smoothed out and ready for glass foundry to create a mold for casting Citrine cast glass from the foundry, ready for sculptor Pollitt to cold work the piece - grind, sand, finish.Aglow in Citrine cast glass, finished image of Limoncelli by Harry Pollitt

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

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