Glass

Designed as though wind billows its kiln-cast glass sails, this is an apricot-colored Pollitt Small Treasure sculpture.

Mainsail

As though billowed by the wind, Mainsail races to join Pollitt Small Treasures ensemble. An apricot-colored glass sculpture, the “mast” reaches 1′-2” high, with luminosity that looks like it comes from the sun.

Adagio

Adagio: Is a symphonic movement played slowly. It is also a ballet movement that is about fluidity and grace.

Adagio | 12″ h, 7″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Copper Blue | SOLD

Shape Shifter

Shape Shifter : 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.

Shape Shifter | 7″ h, 12″ diameter | Kiln cast dichroic crystal | Hyacinth | SOLD to Private Collection.

Cascade

Cascade: Remember Orangesicles from your childhood? I was trying to capture the feeling of orange ice warming in the Summer sun and slumping – or, well, cascading down.

Cascade | 1′-6″ h, 10″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Apricot | SOLD to Private Collection.

Midnight Moves

Midnight Moves: The most difficult sculptural glass I’ve completed to date. And the most difficult to cast. And yet, the degree of difficulty plays an integral role in the moodiness and depth created by the dark orange red glass.

Midnight Moves | 1′-7″ h, 10″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Dark Orange Red | SOLD to Private Collector.

Blue Pyro

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!

Harry Pollitt - cobalt blue Coriolis glass sculpture

Coriolis

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

SOFA 2014 Pollitt sculptures

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 the 9th consecutive year my work has been represented at SOFA and the second time my two styles of sculpture will be exhibited in the same year.

Midnight moves in Sofa Chicago 2014 catalog

Pollitt SOFA Chicago Lecture

If you’re in Chicago between Nov 6 thru 9th, please join me at SOFA Chicago at Navy Pier. I’ll be in the Thomas R. Riley exhibit space with five of my sculptures. And on Saturday, the 8th, at 1 pm, I’ll be giving a lecture about my work and artistic journey from wood to glass sculpture.

Harry Pollitt - cobalt blue Enigma glass sculpture

Enigma

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.

Glass Wall Sculpture Process

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.

SOFA Chicago 2014 Pollitt lecture

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 part of the SOFA Chicago 2014 Lecture Series.