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, Come see it.
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 the wood grain. There seemed now to be no point of beginning.
Coriolis| 1′-3″ h, 2′-6″ w, 1-1/4″ deep | Kiln cast crystal | Pale Cobalt Blue | Inquire
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 converting the sculptural concept in wood to a glass sculpture.
Enigma| 1′-8″ h, 11″ w, 10″ d | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | Inquire.
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 scary part that really drives me.
Escape Velocity: 1′-6″ h, 12″ dia | Kiln cast crystal | Pale Copper Blue | Inquire.
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 cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley Galleries
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. I sculpted Blue Shift as a donation piece for an AACG Auction.
11″ h, 8″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | AACG Auction Donation, SOLD at GlassWeekend 2013
This glass piece was a fun project because it was my first “design as you go” glass sculpture. No layout lines in advance, just start working and see what happens. I conceived it as horizontal. Hmmm. What do you suppose happened?
Event Horizon | 1′-8″ h, 1′-6″ w, 8″ d | Kiln cast crystal | Cobalt Blue | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley Galleries
On a previous sculpture, I began working with the idea of colliding lines. Attempting to create the illusion of one line passing through another, it was a difficult visual element to pull off. I love the translucent marine blue glass.
Unfathomable | 1′-6″ h, 8″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Aquamarine | SOLD by Traver Gallery