Open design glass sculptures

Sentinel is a replacement piece for #26 which failed during casting.  (Explained below.)   I liked the feel, movements and open design of my #26 glass sculpture so much, I decided to have a second go at it. Thus #27, Sentinel.

Sentinel, standing tall and dramatic in Dark Orange Red kiln-cast crystal.  Harry Pollitt's newest glass sculpture.
Open design glass sculpture entitled Sentinel, Harry Pollitt's newest piece.
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Sentinel | 2′-4″ h, 11″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Dark Orange Red | Inquire.

Never content to leave well enough alone, I altered the design a fare bit. I have often thought that if I started out with two identically sized wax blanks, drew identical layout lines on them both, and then started sculpting, that the resulting design would be different. This experience proves the theory.

The #26 mold blew out, and, instead of the original 30 inches tall by 11 inches diameter, I only got the lower 14 inches of the piece. (The lost wax, kiln cast glass process is not foolproof! I suspect the size/weight/pressure of my glass pieces in the kiln have literally and figuratively begun to push the envelope.) That 14″ segment has promise and I may cold work it some day, but I have not yet returned to it.


Blue Tango


Escape Velocity

The up swept motion of both #26 (which you haven’t seen) and Sentinel were inspired by Blue Tango and Escape Velocity.   They call to me — and suggest other approaches. So, I expect more works of this nature may present themselves in the future.

Creating SENTINEL … Wax in progress and glass from foundry

This is my #27 sculpture from wax cylinder to the piece back from the foundry…needing cold-working.  That means, in order to complete the piece as you see it above, I did grinding, sanding & finishing.

First stage, a tall wax cylinder with minimal chalk design lines. Typical of Pollitt's open design glass sculptures.
Wax showing progress toward Pollitt's #27 glass sculpture.  Design "guidelines" still partially visible
Smoothly finished wax for #27 glass sculpture.  Ready for the foundry.  Next step in the glass art process and technique.
Back from the foundry, Pollitt's #27 awaits grinding and polishing.  Image shows rough surfaces and blemishes from kiln cast process.


Other Available Glass Sculptures

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

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