Shape Shifter

Light-changing glass sculpture

Native American traditions talk about deeply spiritual persons with the power to change forms. Here I sought a light-changing glass sculpture that might capture ghostly, gauzy, swirling shadows with twists and turns balanced on dramatic points of nothingness.

Light-changing glass sculpture, Shape Shifter, by Harry Pollitt
Shape Shifter, Image of Hyacinth, light-changing glass sculpture by Harry Pollitt
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Shape Shifter  |  7″ h, 12″ diameter  |  Kiln cast dichroic crystal  | Hyacinth  | SOLD to Private Collection.

The name also refers to my design process. In previous glass pieces, I utilized the basic form – inside outside curved lines and planes. But, here, for the first time, I incorporated diverging lines. Lines that heretofore I had only used in my wood wall sculptures. I like the effect and will undoubtedly use it again.

Being kiln cast from dichroic crystal, Shape Shifter also shifts colors in different lights from lavender to pink to steel blue. The glass color is called Hyacinth.

Creating SHAPE SHIFTER … wax sculpture in progress & finished work

Image shows squat, round wax cylinder with initial design lines, for first stages of creating Pollitt's glass sculpture, Shape Shifter Pollitt's wax evolving into recognizable flowing form of Shape Shifter, negative space being introduced Finished wax. Ready for trip to foundry to be cast into Pollitt's light-changing glass sculptureCompleted light-changing glass sculpture, Shape Shifter, 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

Glass Sculpture Tags

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