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Harrington, Joseph

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Mr. Joseph Harrington
Glass Sculptor

Joseph Harrington (b.1979) is a sculptor working in cast glass. He graduated with an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art in 2006, and won a Crafts Council Development Award in 2007. Joseph has exhibited both nationally and internationally. In 2010 he was selected for the Jerwood Contemporary Makers exhibition in Edinburgh and London, as well as the 2012 International Festival of Glass Biennale where he won the Craft & Design award and in 2013 had a solo exhibition 'Landscape Portraits' at Bullseye gallery, Portland USA.

I currently work alongside my wife Heidi in our glass and ceramics studio (Harrington Studios) in South Godstone Surrey.

Details about work or recent projects

‘I interpret landscapes through exploration of material. I focus on rugged coastlines, looking at erosion as a spectacle of discovery and generation of form, revealing a sense of the history and movement of a place. The work is produced using my ‘Lost Ice Process.’ I use salt to sculpt ice as a one-off ephemeral model to take a direct cast from. The textures this provides and the transient nature of the creative process reflects the erosion and sense of time I want to represent in the landscape.’

Technique:
Casting, Cold work, Kiln work
Occupation:
Artist, Educator, Other: Cast Glass Fabrication and Finishing
Discipline:
Decorative, Design, Fine art, Public art, Sculptural
Areas of Interest:
Advertising, Competitions, Conferences, Education, Exhibition, Manufacturing, Marketing, Networking, Publications, Sponsorship, Supplies, Technical queries, Techniques, Workshops