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I grew up in the south west of England, but am currently living and working in London. I graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2006 with an MA in ceramics and Glass. Prior to this I have gained experience through working with glassmakers Sally Fawkes, Colin Reid and Richard Jackson, and currently work along side Bruno Romamelli in his studio in south London.
For more than two decades, I have researched, developed and refined a repertoire of complex studio glass techniques, in particular, hand carved cameo and gräal.
My fascination with fusing detailed graphic imagery with the molten fluidity of hot glass, its translucency, reflective qualities and its potential as a vehicle for colour, have constantly enthused my passion to push the boundaries and create beautiful and innovative works of artglass. Labelled the UK’s leading exponent of gold and silver leaf in the production of hand carved cameo, reheated cameo and gräal, I endeavour to continue evolving my skills. I am committed to exploring new ideas and hope that my technical finesse and dexterity grows with my commitment to excellence and that each design possesses a timeless quality.
I am interested in the complexity of the human condition its fragility and painfullness and particulary in the way society reflects this in our everyday lives.
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.”
I have worked in a variety of mediums to sate my artistic passion, but in 2009 I discovered kiln formed and cast glass - I haven't looked back since. The versatility and fragility of the medium will continue to keep my over-active imagination busy for as long as it still ticks . . .