KarlHarron Dense White Opaline Vessel.

Dense White Opaline Vessel #0415

Opaline striker, dense white Bullseye compatible glass, 27 × 12cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

KarlHarron Dense White Opaline Vessel

Dense White Opaline Vessel #0415

Opaline striker, dense white Bullseye compatible glass, 27 × 12cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

KarlHarron Opaline Artefact 1

Opaline Artefact #0315

Opaline striker, dense white Bullseye compatible glass, 24 × 15cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

KarlHarron Opaline Artefact

Opaline Artefact #0315

Opaline striker, dense white Bullseye compatible glass, 24 × 15cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

Karl Harron_Migration Artefact #0513 _Reactive Bullseye Glass,_Dia. 245mm x 145mm Deep_ Photographer Rory Moore

Terminal Migration #0514 (detail)

reactive Bullseye glass, 25.5 x 21cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Migration Artefact #0513 (detail)

reative Bullseye glass, 24.5 x 14.5cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Migration Artefact #0513

reative Bullseye glass, 24.5 x 14.5cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Woven Artefact #1011

Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Temple Artefact #0411

Reactive Bullseye glass, fine silver, 220 x 340 x 340mm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Vessel Artefact #1008

Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Temple Offering #0110

Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Tomb Vassel #0304

Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

glass/gloine

Karl Harron

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2017-2018

Karl Harron combines lead and sulphur-bearing glasses with fine silver to create elegant kiln-formed vessels. In sculpting his glass, Harron moves from traditional vessels to exciting expressions of form and material with etched and light-resonating surfaces. He states that “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 everyday, and conversely the revered. They narrate a story, from where they came, and their reason for being”.

With an emphasis on design-led, innovative work, Harron’s distinctive style is characterised by the subtle tones and complex mark-making created by exploiting a third element within the body of his pieces; created at the interface between reactive glasses.  Through engaging with the material in both its fluid and solid states, he reveals delicate imagery not usually associated with glass.

Harron studied Art and Design at the University of Ulster, Belfast. He has established a number of professional glass studios, authored accredited glass courses and facilitates international master classes as part of his professional practice. He lives and works in Co. Down.

Collections

Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge, UK
Bullseye Glass Company, Oregon, USA
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
Down County Museum, Down
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland
The Lapuan Taidmuseo Museum of Art, Finland
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2011
1st Prize Award of Excellence & California Gold Medal, RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin
2010   
Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Excellence in Glass Category, RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin
2008  
1st Prize Glass Category & Dublin Art Glass Award, RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin
2005  
Creativity Awards, Arts & Business, Northern Ireland

 

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2017
Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2016
Elemental, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland
Showcase, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
The Irish Connection & Connections, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Solas, The National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2015
Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France
PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Glass, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
The Irish Connection, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2013
Take Thirty, Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge, UK
PORTFOLIO, RHA Gallery, Dublin
Contemporary Glass, Bonhams with Dan Klein Associates, London, UK
The 50th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery London, UK (also 2011)
2012
dubh /dialogues In black, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
VESSELS, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Kerry
Engaging with Glass, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, USA
Distant Visions: A Look At Not So Local Glass, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
2011
dubh / dialogues in black, The American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA
Yeats Memorial Building, Hyde Bridge, Co. Sligo
A Passion for Glass, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin
The Art of Irish Glass, The Kenny Gallery, Galway
21st Century Irish Craft, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
Engaging with Glass, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co.Meath
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin; RHA Gallery, Dublin
50th Anniversary ArtAid Exhibition and Auction, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
MATERIALpoetry, Galway Arts Festival; The Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City; The American
Irish Historical Society, New York, USA
2010
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Kenny Gallery, Galway; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
National Museum of Ireland Country Life, Castlebar Co. Mayo
The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, The Ulster Museum, Belfast
MATERIALpoetry, The American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA
C3 – Collecting Contemporary Craft, Ulster Museum, Belfast
Just for Us, SpaceCRAFT, Belfast
Three Centuries of Glass, Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd, Stourbridge, UK
Take Thirty, Broadfield House Glass Museum, UK
INSPIRED BY… Annual Exhibition Craft and Design Collective, Vanha Paukku, Lapua, Finland
2009
The Naughton Gallery at Queens University, Belfast
The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition, Belfast
Designers and Makers 2009, F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio Banbridge, Down

 

Gallery Representation

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburg, USA
Duncan McClellan Glass, Florida, USA



Contact Details:

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