Harry’s work is known for its unusual marrying of materials and experimental approach to traditional process. Referencing ancient techniques and histories such as Venetian glassblowing and Brutalist architecture. He challenges the connotations behind the materials. Despite being composed of the same elements, glass and concrete appear as conflicting materials. Glass reflects ambiguity and intangibility. In sharp contrast, concrete is brutally physical. He may be an emerging artist since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art with a first-class degree in Glass; nevertheless, his work and talent has already been acknowledged worldwide. He has been exhibited in countries such as Sweden, Dubai and the United States and has won several awards such as the Award for Emerging Talent at the 2015 British Glass Biennale and a Graduate Craft Award at the 2016 Scottish Craft Awards.
“The use of glass in my work draws inspiration from the ancient Venetian glassblowing technique, murrine; where each rod or thread of glass is individually pulled by hand from a furnace. The glass is then arranged into a sequential structure and cast within concrete or precious metal, which binds them as one object. Im interested in applying these traditional skills in alternative directions.”
Harry Morgan, 2017.
Picture by Shannoin Tofts Photography
Courtesy of Modern Shapes
Model : GLASS AND CONCRETE SCULPTURE AND WITHE CYLINDRAL SCULPTURE
Designer : HARRY MORGAN
Period : 2018