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.


Limoncelli: This is the first time I used the color called Citrine (a color not likely found on my personal palette), but I am delighted with the outcome. It shimmers in the light and delivers one of the true rewards for working in glass – the added dynamic of color and luminosity.

Limoncelli | 10″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Citrine | SOLD by Thomas Riley Galleries.

Glass art collectors group visits Pollitt Studio

Now 33 doesn’t sound like a big number…until you see how big the bus was that dropped off 33 glass art collectors (members of Glass Alliance Northern California) at our home and my studio recently. See photos of their visit. We had a great time, tasty box lunch, and plenty of Q&A about my glass sculptures and wood art.

Pollitt joining Winterowd

My June participation in Winterowd Gallery’s invitational group sculptural glass show opened the way to full time representation by the gallery…in my hometown of Santa Fe, on Canyon Road. Read about Karla Winterowd and our new professional partnership.

Harry Pollitt - Sentinel glass sculpture

Pollitt glass sculptures at Winterowd Fine Art

For 19 days in June, four of my pieces are included in an invitational show, Sculptural Forms in Glass, at Winterowd Fine Art in Santa Fe. I’m very pleased to be joining five other glass artists in this show curated by gallery owner, Karla Winterowd – and debuting two of my newest pieces.

Harry Pollitt - Sentinel glass sculpture


I’m continually inspired by re-thinking (and thus always eager to try variations of) my own work. My #27 kiln-cast piece is an open design glass sculpture influenced by previous pieces — and by #26, which had failed at the foundry. Come take a look at the final result as well as a few progress photos.

Sentinel | 2′-4″ h, 11″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal | Dark Orange Red | Inquire.

SOFA Chicago 2013

It never fails. The highlight of my year is always SOFA. This year did not disappoint. The energy, magnitude and quality of the work at SOFA Chicago was once again awe-inspiring. Let me show and tell you about it.

T with ‘Tude

T with ‘Tude: I have done mostly vertical pieces in the past. A few pieces went horizontal like Morph II and Levitation. I am always searching for new expressions in my designs. So I thought about combining both vertical and horizontal for this piece…mostly horizontal to get the main element up off the surface.

1′-3″ h, 1’-8″ w, 10″ deep | Kiln cast crystal | Emerald Green | SOLD by Thomas R. Riley Galleries

Harry Pollitt - jade green Classic Moves glass sculpture

Pollitt sculptures at SOFA Chicago 2013

With SOFA Chicago 2013 opening on October 31 at Navy Pier, it will really be eight straight years that my work has been represented there. First my wood art, now my glass sculptures. What an honor and privilege. Hope to see you there to help me celebrate!

Chihuly Garden & Glass blows Pollitt’s mind

Seeing a vessel or two in someone’s home or in a gallery cannot begin to capture the essence or reality of Dale Chihuly’s work. A major Chihuly installation is a must see – and that’s just what blew my mind last month seeing the Garden & Glass Seattle Center.

Pollitt Pilchuck visit inspires reverence

Walking the grounds of Pilchuck recently, I thought about how some places have an energy, but this place has presence. You can absolutely feel it – the presence of the world’s best glass artists creating, collaborating, sharing and passing it on.