Joseph Harrington

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. He won ‘Best in Show’ at the 2017 British Glass Biennale, a gold
medal at the Bavarian State Prize 2018 and has work in the V&A
permanent collection and Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia.
Joseph has exhibited both nationally and internationally including a 2013
solo exhibition 'Landscape Portraits' at Bullseye gallery, Portland USA and
has exhibited frequently at ‘Collect’ art fair at the Saatchi Gallery, London.
‘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 a block
of 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. There is a roughness from the initial cast that is ground
polished and refined to its final finish, revealing the internal structures of
the glass and creating facets and flat planes to redefine the essence of
the made against the organic surface.’