News

My news story summaries below go from most recent back to 2009.   You’ll see announcements of sculptures newly completed, galleries with whom I am associated, special shows in which I’ve participated, honors I’ve been tapped for … you get the idea.

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News

  • Bashert
    Bashert
    November 2, 2016 by
    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....
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  • Pollitt glass sculptures at SOFA Chicago 2016
    Pollitt glass sculptures at SOFA Chicago 2016
    October 26, 2016 by
    Pollitt celebrates a new gallery partnership with Adam Blaue Gallery, Cleveland, in time for SOFA CHICAGO at Navy Pier, Nov 3 – 6. New work will be featured. (Imagine shows "Red Shift.")...
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  • Capricious
    Capricious
    September 29, 2016 by
    It's an oxymoron - this movement-driven glass sculpture created in vaporous cobalt blue by Harry Pollitt. Pushing technical bounds with deep excavations and tight overlaps, Capricious stands 1'-7" high with deep-colored edges. Come see it....
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  • Midnight moves in Sofa Chicago 2014 catalog
    Five Pollitt sculptures sold
    December 24, 2015 by
    Five Pollitt sculptures sold in a span of 10 days. That's a record breaker for me! What an honor. Come see the Collectors' choices....
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  • Pollitt completes wood and glass sculpture commission
    Pollitt completes wood and glass sculpture commission
    December 20, 2015 by
    Signed and delivered. Wood and glass sculpture commission is named GENESIS. Pollitt creates a nested, kiln cast glass & maple burl sculpture from two wax cylinders. View the ethereal results....
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  • Pinnacle
    Pinnacle
    September 21, 2015 by
    Lots of descriptors fit my newest cast glass sculpture...cantilevered, precarious, a challenge, jade green. What it cannot call itself is "meant to be." But six re-builds later, I call it pretty cool. Engineering disguised as aesthetics. And not easy to capture, so I'll post...
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  • Blue Pyro
    Blue Pyro
    March 10, 2015 by
    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!...
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  • Coriolis
    Coriolis
    February 4, 2015 by
    In the emerging stages, my first cast glass wall sculpture was a whole new process for me. In wood, a wall sculpture is a familiar and enjoyable form. Yet, at first, it felt "weird" in wax. I had to become acclimated all over again to designing without...
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  • SOFA 2014 Pollitt sculptures
    SOFA 2014 Pollitt sculptures
    November 6, 2014 by
    Opening night tonight, November 6, and for the next three days, the Thomas Riley Galleries will exhibit five of my sculptures, 4 in cast glass and 1 in wood - Enigma, Midnight Moves, Red Shift, Ode to Morph, and Morph VI in black cherry wood. This is...
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  • Enigma
    Enigma
    October 4, 2014 by
    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...
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  • Glass Wall Sculpture Process
    Glass Wall Sculpture Process
    September 17, 2014 by
    The glass wall sculpture process was a whole 'nother experience for me. I am showing you many more technique images than usual because this was a first for me. I hope you find it as interesting as I did....
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  • SOFA Chicago 2014 Pollitt lecture
    SOFA Chicago 2014 Pollitt lecture
    September 9, 2014 by
    My wood art first appeared at SOFA Chicago 2006 represented by two galleries and in a curated special exhibit entitled The Presence of Absence. My glass sculptures were first represented at SOFA Chicago 2011. This year I'm beyond honored to be telling my "transition" story as...
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  • Glass sculpture, Limoncelli, sold
    Glass sculpture, Limoncelli, sold
    August 28, 2014 by
    My glass sculpture, Limoncelli, is already happily ensconced in her new home. A big "thank you" to the collectors for sending this photo. Come read the instructive story of this acquisition....
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  • Glass art collectors group visits Pollitt Studio
    Glass art collectors group visits Pollitt Studio
    August 12, 2014 by
    Now 33 doesn't sound like a big number...until you see how big the bus was that dropped off 33 glass art collectors (members of Glass Alliance Northern California) at our home and my studio recently. See photos of their visit. We had a great time, tasty...
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  • Pollitt joining Winterowd
    Pollitt joining Winterowd
    July 10, 2014 by
    My June participation in Winterowd Gallery's invitational group sculptural glass show opened the way to full time representation by the gallery...in my hometown of Santa Fe, on Canyon Road. Read about Karla Winterowd and our new professional partnership....
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  • Pollitt glass sculptures at Winterowd Fine Art
    Pollitt glass sculptures at Winterowd Fine Art
    May 30, 2014 by
    For 19 days in June, four of my pieces are included in an invitational show, Sculptural Forms in Glass, at Winterowd Fine Art in Santa Fe. I'm very pleased to be joining five other glass artists in this show curated by gallery owner, Karla Winterowd - and...
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  • T with 'Tude
    T with ‘Tude
    October 28, 2013 by
    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...
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  • Pollitt Applause for MOG Red Hot
    Pollitt Applause for MOG Red Hot
    October 21, 2013 by
    Impressive glass art, robust auction sales, fabulous hot shop, delicious food and high energy camaraderie! Perfect evening and grand finale to a 5-day visit to Seattle/Tacoma glass events....
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  • Chihuly Garden & Glass blows Pollitt's mind
    Chihuly Garden & Glass blows Pollitt’s mind
    October 18, 2013 by
    Seeing a vessel or two in someone's home or in a gallery cannot begin to capture the essence or reality of Dale Chihuly's work. A major Chihuly installation is a must see - and that's just what blew my mind last month seeing the Garden & Glass...
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  • Chihuly Boathouse Hosts Glass Community Fundraiser
    Chihuly Boathouse Hosts Glass Community Fundraiser
    September 29, 2013 by
    My first visit to the Chihuly Boathouse in Seattle was an exquisite experience. Heartwarming as well was a fund raiser being hosted at the Boathouse for the Seattle glass community who were gathering to support one of their own. ...
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  • Pollitt Pilchuck visit inspires reverence
    Pollitt Pilchuck visit inspires reverence
    September 27, 2013 by
    Walking the grounds of Pilchuck recently, I thought about how some places have an energy, but this place has presence. You can absolutely feel it - the presence of the world's best glass artists creating, collaborating, sharing and passing it on. ...
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  • Traver Gallery Pollitt Reception
    Traver Gallery Pollitt Reception
    September 25, 2013 by
    The event at Traver Gallery in Seattle on 9/18 was just grand! We presented four of my new works, three other glass sculptures and Morph VI from my wood sculpture series. ...
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  • AACG Rising Star 2013 Update
    AACG Rising Star 2013 Update
    September 17, 2013 by
    Back in June this year, I was honored to be named a Rising Star 2013 by Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG). Gaye and I attended GlassWeekend2013 for the festivities. It was a great experience as a few of our photos show. ...
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  • Fluid Dynamics
    Fluid Dynamics
    September 1, 2013 by
    Fluid Dynamics: Over a year in the making and a real envelope-pusher for the foundry. Given degree of difficulty, this piece may reach parity with my more complex wood sculptures. What do you think?

    Fluid Dynamics | 2'-0" h, 12" dia | Kiln...
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  • Traver Gallery event unveils New Work - September 18
    Traver Gallery event unveils New Work – September 18
    August 27, 2013 by
    Four of my newest glass sculptures will be exhibited for the first time at a Traver Gallery event in Seattle on Sept 18th...Fluid Dynamics, Escape Velocity, Ode to Morph and Splash. In all, Traver will show seven of my works that evening. It feels like a glass...
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  • Blue Tango dances into spotlight of Cleveland glass art collectors
    Blue Tango dances into spotlight of Cleveland glass art collectors
    August 22, 2013 by
    It's as if Blue Tango danced into this splendid spotlight and was captivated and captured. Our sincere appreciation to the Cleveland glass art collectors who loved my spiral glass sculpture enough to take it into their home and display it so dramatically. Additional thanks to the...
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  • Escape Velocity
    Escape Velocity
    July 30, 2013 by
    Escape Velocity : I say if I’m not a little bit scared, I’m not doing good work. Well, Escape Velocity had me scared. It wasn’t until I got the wax form down to 9 lbs that it started to "make it." Somehow it’s the...
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  • Ode to Morph
    Ode to Morph
    June 24, 2013 by
    Ode to Morph: Inspired by my wood sculpture, Morph VII, and wanting to go larger, Ode to Morph emerged. Sculpting a curl over the center in wood had been one thing. But in glass was quite another.

    Ode to Morph: 1'-8" h, 1'-1" w,...
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  • Pollitt glass sculptures, Saatchi Gallery Collect
    Pollitt glass sculptures, Saatchi Gallery Collect
    May 16, 2013 by
    Cascade and Shape Shifter, two of my glass sculptures, were in grand exhibition company in London on May 9 as part of the art glass ensemble Plateaux Gallery, Mayfair, presented at The Saatchi Gallery Collect, an innovative, international exhibition of contemporary art....
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  • Blue Tango
    Blue Tango
    May 1, 2013 by
    SOLD. Blue Tango is my largest glass piece to date at 2'-2" tall. During layout, I envisioned a schematic representation of dance... tall and slender with open dynamic upward movement. This spiral glass sculpture emerged.Blue Tango | 2′-2″ tall | Kiln...
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  • Mariah
    Mariah
    April 5, 2013 by
    Mariah: I thought it was time to actually try my hand at the evocative, sensual and organic Art Nouveau period. To see what would happen. Here is the result. I must admit, I didn't expect this outcome!

    Mariah: 1'-8" h, 10" dia | Kiln...
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  • Introducing new Pollitt Studio website
    Introducing new Pollitt Studio website
    April 4, 2013 by
    Something new has been added. Actually, lots of “new” has been added. I invite you to click around…explore…experiment. We had outgrown our original site — something about it having 99 pages! So, bravely and boldly, my Webmistress (aka Gaye Gravely Pollitt, my precious wife) ventured out. And here...
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  • Pollitt chosen AACG Rising Star 2013
    Pollitt chosen AACG Rising Star 2013
    April 3, 2013 by
    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 am...
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  • Splash
    Splash
    March 20, 2013 by
    Splash: My intention with this piece was to expose the inner core and draw the eye…from the outer structure...to the tight twists and turns...to the inner core...and swirl back out.

    Splash : 14" h, 9" dia | Kiln cast crystal | Jade green | Inquire. ...
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  • Blue Shift
    Blue Shift
    March 15, 2013 by
    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....
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  • A fruitful 2012
    A fruitful 2012
    October 7, 2012 by
    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 en...
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  • Plateaux Gallery, London, representing Pollitt
    Plateaux Gallery, London, representing Pollitt
    October 4, 2012 by
    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
    September 7, 2012 by
    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 to...
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  • Thomas R. Riley Galleries
    Thomas R. Riley Galleries
    August 19, 2012 by
    Thomas R. Riley Galleries has just sold Event Horizon to collectors who first saw the piece at SOFA Chicago 2011. Who else would like this?...
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  • Brain Scan joins glass collection
    Brain Scan joins glass collection
    August 18, 2012 by
    Wooden Brain in Glass Collection? As you can see Brain Scan is a wood sculpture. But it has just joined a very distinguished glass collection. Who else would like this?...
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