Red Shift

Solid core glass sculpture

SPECIAL NOTE:  Red Shift will be at SOFA CHICAGO 2014, opening Nov 6 thru Nov 9th.

Red Shift is a departure from my previous glass works in that it is a more solid core glass sculpture, no penetrations, save the notch at top and bottom.

This solid core glass sculpture, Red Shift, is a design departure from Harry Pollitt.
Red Shift, a solid core glass sculpture, with no penetrations, is a stunning design departure for Harry Pollitt
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Red Shift  |  1′-3″ h, 8″ dia | Kiln cast crystal | Yellow-Amber | Inquire.

This was challenging to visualize while sculpting in solid brown wax.  Visualizing what “may be” is a leap of faith. It may not happen as visualized, so the form first had to be good. But the hoped-for effect did happen and I am pleased.

On previous works, I had been noticing hints of shapes and colors being projected onto one side of the piece by design structures on the other side of the piece. With Red Shift, I intentionally planned for that occurrence and chose a glass that does dramatic color shifts depending on the thickness.


At Opening Event in Santa Fe on August 3, 2012, Red Shift was awarded BEST IN SHOW for 2012 New Mexico Contemporary Glass Invitational co-hosted by Glass Alliance New Mexico and Mill Fine Art Gallery. Read more…

Creating RED SHIFT … wax sculpture, glass from foundry, finished work

Earliest stage of glass sclupture process. Solid wax cylinder with a few design lines chalked on the surface Imagine shows the progressing form sculpted in wax for Pollitt's glass sclpture, Red Shift In finished wax stage, ready for the foundry, to become Pollitt's solid core glass sculpture, Red Shift Red Shift, looking foundry-ugly with "warts" and all, waits for Pollitt's final grinding, sanding and  finishing.Pollitt's solid core glass sculpture design for Red Shift reveals glowing, deep layers of color

Other Available Glass Sculptures

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  • Capricious
  • Pinnacle
  • Coriolis
  • Enigma
  • Sentinel
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Escape Velocity
  • Ode to Morph
  • Mariah
  • Splash
  • Red Shift
  • Classic Moves
  • Awakening
  • Aurora

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