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Joseph Harrington

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.

Punch and Judy- Taz the crocodile
lost wax cast

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.”

Photo by Laura Hart

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 . . .