Edmond Byrne


Edmond Byrne hand blows colored glass into moulds to create textural surfaces and tactilely engaging objects. The moulds he builds are made from a variety of materials such as clay, fabrics and metal. The activity of making the moulds is as important to the creative process as the glassblowing, as they are responsible for creating the textures on the vessels. Edmond uses the moulds as a palette for drawings and illustrations, translating energy and gestures into three dimensional vessels.


Much of Edmond's work has a kaolin/water patina to create an aged effect akin to the patinas on the surface of ancient Roman glass. This "aged" surface treatment combined with the subtle, semi-transparent colours of the glass produces an object that resonates with echoes of the past while staying firmly contemporary.