Glass artist Karl Harron combines reactive glass with fine silver to create elegant kiln-formed vessels whose etched and light resonating surfaces have an elemental essence.
In sculpting his glass Harron moves from traditional vessels to exciting expressions of form and material, conveying ideas and visual poetry while still retaining vestiges of their original function.
“These vessels are both functional and enveloping, they embody the preservation of materials and the containment of things precious to us, symbolising fragments of history, reflecting the every day, and conversely the revered. My vessels narrate a story, from where they came, and their reason for being.”
Karl Harron is an artist and master craftsman. Based in Northern Ireland, he has facilitated international master classes in the UK, Ireland, USA, Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and Australia. His work is held in private and public collections throughout the world including the Ulster Museum (UK), Taidemuseo Museum of Art (Finland), North Lands Creative Glass (UK), National Museum of Ireland Permanent Collection (IRL), Bullseye Glass Company Corporate Acquisition Collection (USA), National Museum of Scotland (UK) and Broadfield House Glass Museum (UK).