Joseph Harrington


My intention is to harness the movement and transience of ice within the fluid, yet permanent, nature of glass. The ice is eroded and sculpted with salt then cast into glass, capturing a moment in time as the ice is melting. This thawing of ice provides a physical time frame to work within, heightening the importance of artistic judgment and decision-making. 
 
I have a fascination with turning one thing into another and the reaction of materials and energies acting upon each other. This direct approach provides an energetic, spontaneous working method and creative mindset. This energy lives on within the work, giving a sense of progression and evolution within a solid, permanent form.  
 
My latest body of work aims to represent landscapes and structures within them. I have responded Britain’s rugged coastlines and its rural countryside, looking at its erosion as a fascinating spectacle of discovery and generation of form. The work on show has a more specific focus to an area of the Jurassic Dorset coast.

Born 1979, England

Education 
2004-06
 MA Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art, London
1999-02  BA (hons) 1st class, Ceramics and Glass, Buckinghamshire, Chilterns University College.

Teaching
2008- present  Glass Tutor, BA(hons) 3D, Havering College, Essex.
2006- present  Kiln Forming tutor, Liquid Glass Centre, Bath.
2006- present  Technician, PG Cert, Glass in Architecture and Fine Art, Central St Martins, London.
2006  Visiting Lecturer, Glas- & Keramikskolen, Bornholm, Denmark

Awards
2007
 Crafts Council Development Award
2006  NDFAS (Neroche Decorative & Fine Arts Societies)
2005  Pilkingtons Glass Scholarship, awarded at the Royal College of Art.

Recent Exhibitions
2010 
 London Art Fair, Rabley Drawing Centre.
On the Edge, Touring Show, Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland.  
2009  Summer Exhibition, Rabley Drawing Centre, Mildenhall, Wiltshire
2009  Bohnams Glass Auction, Bonhams, London
2008  Flow, Glass Exhibition, Black Swan Art Centre, Frome, Somerset
Featured Artist, Autumn Show, Cowdy Gallery, Gloucestershire
Mint Shop, Wigmore Street, London
Tent London, Hand Werk, Truman Brewery, London
Quarts Festival, Queens College, Taunton, Somerset
Glasshaus III, Parndon Mill, Harlow.
‘The Art of Glass’, Plumbline Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall.
‘Summer Show’, Pyramid Gallery, York.
Glasgow Art Fair, Bertram Enterprises
Affordable Art Fair, London, Bertram Enterprises
Black Swan Open Exhibition.
2007  Showcase window exhibition, B&B project space, Folkstone
London Group Art show, Chocolate Factory, London.
100% Futures, Earls Court, London.
‘Side by Side’ CGS, Devon Guilds of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Glasgow Art Fair, Bertram Enterprises
Affordable Art Fair, London, Bertram Enterprises
2006  Two person show with Emma Stibbon Antarctica drawings and lost Ice Sculpture,Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough.
Quarts Festival, Queens College, Taunton, Somerset.
A maze in glass, St Pancras Crypt, London.
Bombay Sapphire Prize 2006 Selected Finalist (touring exhibition).
Somerset art weeks 2006.
Liquid Light, Summer Exhibition, Frome, Somerset.
International Festival of Glass Biennale, Stourbridge
No Man is an Island RCA, Selected Graduate Show, London.
New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Royal College of Art, MA degree show, London.
Discovery, Tallinn, Estonia.
Affordable art fair, Represented by Bertram Enterprises, London.
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art.
2005  Objectification of ideas, Applied Evolution, St Pancras Crypt.
Ceramic art London, Royal College of Art.

Commissions
2008
 Produced cast glass Yam for sculptor Anya Gallaccio.
2008  Produced cast glass frames by Paul Coldwell, for installation in Kettles Yard, Cambridge.
2007  Designed and Produced Best of British Industry Awards.

Publications
2008  
Two page profile in Contemporary Glass, Black Dog Publishing.     
2008  Craft Magazine, Tent London Review, December 2008
2007  Evening Standard, London Design Week Edition
2006  International Festival of Glass Biennale, Exhibition Catalogue.

 

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