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Harry Morgan

Marrying the intangible and the brutal

with concrete & glass

Harry Morgan

Marrying the intangible and the brutal

with concrete & glass

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Meet Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan was born in Manchester (1990) but now lives and works in Edinburgh. In 2014, he gained a 1st Class BA (Hons) degree in Glass from The University of Edinburgh. During his undergraduate, he took part in the international exchange program and spent 6 months studying at the Australian National University, Canberra. In his final year, he exhibited in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Prague and Portland (USA).

Since graduating, Harry has been a resident at Edinburgh’s Process Studios and alongside his own practice, he currently works as a designer and casting technician for Gray Concrete. In 2015, he exhibited at the ‘British Glass Biennale’, where he was awarded the ‘London Glassblowing Award for Emerging Talent’ and later worked on Matt Durran’s sustainable design project in Boda, Sweden. Recently, Harry took part in a four week residency at Northlands Creative Glass and was awarded a ‘Inches Carr Graduate Award’ at the ‘2016 Scottish Craft Awards’.

About the work

Harry Morgan is interested in the behaviour of materials and their intrinsic ‘personalities’. His current work explores the conflicting relationship between concrete and glass. Glass, with its unclear borders and internal dimension, conveys the ambiguous or intangible. In sharp contrast, concrete is brutally physical; the word itself used to describe absolutes and certainties. Harry enjoys the tension between the fragile, transparent glass and the uncompromising, dense concrete.

Harry’s process draws inspiration from the long established methods of glassmaking, in particular the traditional Venetian technique: ‘murrini’. Each of the glass threads used in his work is individually pulled by hand from a furnace. They are then arranged into a sequential structure and cast within the concrete, which binds them as one object.

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