Creating Wood Art

Creating wood art … No steaming.  No bending.

Part of the joy, adventure & scary nature of creating my wood artwork is “What’s next?” and “How to coax it out?”  I hope you find these basic photos of some of my sculptures “in process” informative.  I admit I was more diligent at taking progress photos for some pieces than others, but they are each positioned from stages of raw wood to finished sculpture.  If you have questions, I’d love to hear from you.

A few “befores” and “durings” of finished pieces.

Morph XIV

Morph XIV, at this point, nothing more than a block of solid Black Cherry about to undergo Pollitt's creating wood art process. Morph XIV, starting to take some shape as Pollitt progresses with rough sculpture. Morph XIV, sweeping, open, sculpture in the rough, revealing negative space and promise by Harry PollittMorph XIV, smoothed out rough sculpture finished, all design work done.  Ready for Pollitt's final sanding stages. Morph XIV, smooth, curl-over design, completed wood sculpture by Harry Pollitt.

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creating-trapeze-1 creating-trapeze-2 Trapeze, graceful wall sculplture with dramatic negative space.  Sculpted in highly-figured Crotch Burl Walnut by Harry Pollitt.More about Trapeze

Up Draft

Up Draft, two views of Harry Pollitt's ribbon sculpture in wood while in process. Up Draft, partially sculpted ribbon piece in wood by Harry Pollitt up-draft-p

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Down Force

Down Force, work in progrss by Harry Pollitt, mobius ribbon sculpture in woodcreating-downforce-2

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Moab, natural sculpture in bay laural by Harry Pollitt. Creating Moab, natural wood sculpture by Harry Pollitt Moab, finished bay laural wood sculpture by Harry Pollitt

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Morph III

Creating Morph III, in wood cylinder stage with initial design lines Morph III, wood sculpture by Harry Pollitt, showing piece in rough sculpture stage Morph III, by Harry Pollitt, sweeps and curves and final sanding complete Morph III, finished sculpture in deep walnut by Harry Pollitt

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Contacting Harry

I'm mostly here, sometimes there. I get around to galleries, shows and events, SOFA hopefully always, and enough international travel to keep a smile on my face. But you can always reach me! Question? Price Inquiry? Studio Visit?
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Whether you are an avid collector of glass or wood ... or just love sculpture, I am pleased you are here. I invite your reactions to and impressions of my work. And, if a piece calls to you, please be in touch.

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Phone: +1 505-795-8937