TEACHING ASSISTANT (T/A) REQUIRED:
Karl Harron Glassmaker will be leading innovative Master Classes in advanced kilnforming techniques using Bullseye Glass at The Glass Studio Newtownards N.Ireland, at GlassForum on the island of Averoy Norway, at Weisser Glass Studio Washington DC and also at Oatka Glass School NY USA.
A number of Teaching Assistantship positions are open to qualified artists and students. Participation as a T/A affords the opportunity to gain valuable career experience and to develop individual abilities as a teacher or technician.
To apply send the following to arrive at The Glass Studio at least one month prior to the commencement of class. A brief CV outlining your previous experience, a short statement (maximum 100 words) outlining the benefit of assisting the class you have selected to your artistic practice. Three images of recent work in CD format, each image should be numbered to correspond with the image information sheet. Please include your name, number of image, title, date made, dimensions and techniques and a letter of recommendation along with the Booking Form.
If possible please also send a copy of your application by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Text files should be in word format.
For more information please refer to the Master Classes & Workshops page.
Nov 2012 N.Ireland
A Master Class "The Perfect Vessel" The GlasStudio Newtownards Northern Ireland.
Sept 2012 N.Ireland
A Master Class “Reaction and Interaction” The GlasStudio Newtownards Northern Ireland.
Aug 2012 USA
A Master Class “The Perfect Vessel” The Oatka School of Glass Batavia NY USA.
July 2012 Ireland
A Master Class "Reaction and Interaction" National College of Art and Design Dublin IRL. Sorry "CLASS FULL".
July 2012 Norway
A Master Class "The Perfect Vessel and Beyond" GlassForum Averoy Norway.
May/June 2012 N.Ireland
A Master Class “The Perfect Vessel” The GlasStudio Newtownards Northern Ireland. Sorry "CLASS FULL".
Mar 2012 USA
A Master Class "The Perfect Vessel" Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery Kensington MD USA.
October 2011 USA
A Master Class "The Perfect Vessel" Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery Kensington MD USA.
Sept 2011 Norway
A Master Class "The Perfect Vessel" GlassForum Averoy Norway.
June 2011 Norway
“Reaction and Interaction" the "Next Level.” GlassForum Norway.
Apr 2011 N.Ireland
A Master Class “Creative Interactions” The GlasStudio Newtownards Northern Ireland.
Feb 2011 USA
A Master Class “Reaction and Interaction” The Oatka School of Glass Batavia NY USA.
Nov 2010 Mexico
The prestigious Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City will be the venue for Karl's exhibition following on from New York.
Oct 2010 USA
"MATERIALpoetry" an exhibition of CONTEMPORARY OBJECTS from IRELAND - THE AMERICAN IRISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY 991 Fifth Ave New York. http://www.aihs.org (View your invitation to MATERIALpoetry exhibition).
As part of Karl's continuing involvement with the Leonardo Mobility Sustainable Craft Networks Project he is pleased to accept the invitation to attend a visit to Spain - Toledo within the Castilla la Mancha region. www.turismocastillalamancha.com .
July-Sept 2010 N.Ireland
University of Ulster Department of Art and Design. 8-week Day and evening workshops in Fusing, Pate de Verre, Box-casting and Open-faced casting.
June 2010 Ireland
Irish Craft Portfolio represents contemporary craftwork created by Irish makers that combines the highest quality craftsmanship with a consideration of material and technique that sits comfortably on the international stage. The work featured in this year’s edition was chosen by an international selection panel. The work illustrated as part of the Irish Craft Portfolio publication and exhibited throughout 2010 will serve to further enhance Ireland’s reputation as a world-class source of contemporary craft.
May 2010 N.Ireland
USA Collectors Tour: The James Renwick Alliance (JRA) http://www.jra.org/Get%20Involved/Ireland.htm
The Board of Directors, the Craft Leaders Caucus Chair Barbara Berlin and tour leaders David and Clemmer Montague invite members of the JRA Craft Leaders Caucus to participate in a craft study tour to Ireland. Activities will include craft studio and gallery visits. Saturday activities in Belfast will include a visit to the Ulster Museum and a studio visit with glass artist Karl Harron.
May 2010 Norway
Following the full enrollment of the Master Class "Reaction and Interaction" at GlassForum in Norway, Karl is pleased to announce that the class will proceed as scheduled on 25th-29th May 2010.
April 2010 United Kingdom
Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd Stourbridge UK are pleased to announce their upcoming sale "Three Centuries of Glass".
April 2010 N.Ireland
University of Ulster Department of Art and Design. 4-week Evening workshops in Fusing, Pate de Verre, Box-casting and Open-faced casting.
Feb 2010 Norway
The Crafts Council of Ireland have been awarded Leonardo Mobility funding through Leargas and Karl Harron has been selected to work with The Glass Forum who play an active role in developing the glass milieu in Averoy, Norway and with glass artist/designer Kjersti Kaasen Elvevold from Oslo.
Feb 2010 Finland
Sustainable craft networks
The Acquisitions Panel are pleased to announce that the two recent works Cairn Vessel # 0109b and Cairn Vessel # 0209a by Master Glassmaker Karl Harron have been ACQUIRED for The Collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Bonhams in association with Dan
Klein Associates is
excited to announce its first sale of Contemporary
Glass scheduled to take place on May 19th 2009.
The sale will be composed of glass from 1950 to the
present day and Karl is one of only fifteen British
glass artists invited to make work for this prestigious
The sale, timed to coincide with Coect 2009, will
be previewed at Bonhams, New Bond Street from Friday
May 15th to Monday 18th May 2009.
To bid for Karl's
Bonham's site and search for lot Numbers 155
and 156 or click on the 'last page' link.
Solo exhibition CraftNI Cotton
Court Belfast UK. The exhibition will continue through
to 5th May 2009.
Jan 2009 National Collections
" Settlement Cairns # 0908" has
been ACQUIRED for the permanent Collection of The
National Museum of Ireland for Decorative Arts Collins
Barracks Dublin Ireland through the Joint Purchase
Scheme by the Crafts
Council of Ireland and the National
Museum of Ireland.
Nov 2008 National Collections
Cairn Vessel # 1008g” (containing artefact.)
has been ACQUIRED for the permanent Collection of
The National Museum of Ireland for Decorative Arts
Collins Barracks Dublin Ireland through the Joint
Purchase Scheme by the Crafts
Council of Ireland and
Museum of Ireland.
Ulster Artist, Karl Harron receives his “Oscar”
As important as winning an Oscar is to an aspiring actor, the same can be said
for an artist’s piece selected for the permanent Collection at The National
Museum of Ireland for Decorative Arts. Ulster Artist, Karl Harron’s craftsmanship
and skills have proved worthy to be part of such a prestigious Collection.
The chosen masterpiece
richly contributes to Ireland’s Decorative
Arts, Culture and Heritage, the piece demonstrating
a highly personal originality of sublime design combined
with his master craftsmanship.
After 20 years of creating
and studying glass, Karl Harron made a personal realisation
that would alter his creative perception of the material
forever. Fusing specific glasses together, Karl realised
they reacted at their interfaces to create a 3rd
element within the body of the piece. No two pieces
emerged similar as a result of this process with
each piece evolving into a new form. Engaging the
material in both its fluid and solid states has shaped
unique delicate designs not usually associated with
“ We have secured
a collection of these unique Karl Harron glass pieces
and are available at our Nassau Street gallery” explains
Ann Sevastopulo, general manager of DESINGYARD, she
adds “These pieces make a sculptural and decorative
statement, promoting an appreciation for glass arts,
especially works from Irish designers.”
Karl Harron, born in Belfast
1953 is transforming the Contemporary Fine Craft
of glass fusing and kiln-forming in Ireland, from
a thriving Studio producing unique Designs and exclusive
Limited Series for his growing number of local and
Karl, who was Educated
at Campbell College Belfast and the University of
Ulster Faculty of Art and Design is currently involved
in group and solo Exhibitions throughout Ireland,
the U.K. and other prestigious International venues
in the USA and France.
Emphasis on "Design-led,
Innovative work with Aesthetic vision which demonstrates
Investigation of Processes and Critical Enquiry." Karls'
work is in Private and Public ownership in Ireland,
U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Hong Kong, Germany, Australia,
U.A.E. Singapore and France.
2008 Sofa Chicago:
CHICAGO 2008, the critically acclaimed international
exposition of Sculpture
Objects & Functional Art, returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Nov.
7–9, 2008 to present masterworks bridging design and fine art from international
2008 The British Glass Biennale Exhibition Ruskin
Glass Centre Stourbridge:
The Biennale is a highlight of the International
Festival of Glass, a four-day public festival celebrating
the rich and dynamic world of glass, taking place
August 22 to 25 at locations across the Stourbridge
Glass Quarter. www.ifg.org.uk
2008 Sofa New York:
The 11th annual Sculpture Objects & Functional
Art fair, best known as SOFA
NEW YORK returns
May 29-June 1, 2008 to the Park Avenue Armory,
Opening Night Wednesday, May 28. 67 leading international
galleries will offer masterworks in ceramics,
glass, metal, wood and fiber by major artists.
Jan 2008 Hunt Museum:
The Hunt Museum in Limerick exhibits one of Ireland's
greatest private collections of art and antiquities.
Dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century,
it includes works by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats.
the past two years, the Crafts Council of Ireland's
Collectors Events have been held in the Hunt Museum's
temporary exhibition space. They are now moving
the work into the Museum's main exhibition cases.
Harrons’ pieces will be exhibited in the
same cases as glass artefacts created over 4000
2007 SOFA CHICAGO:
Karl Harron has been participating in SOFA CHICAGO 2007 -
CHICAGO 2007 Opening Night Preview CHICAGO
- NOVEMBER 12. The 14th Annual International
Sculpture Objects & Functional Art exposition
in Chicago opened Thursday, Nov. 1, with the largest
buying crowd on record. An estimated 3,200
people jammed the aisles of Navy Pier's
Festival Hall during opening night's Mise en Scène
and public preview, which kept the 100 participating
art dealers from 20 countries busy with on-the-spot
achieved sales. A record 2845 persons attended
29 Lecture Series presentations and visitors
enjoyed 7 special exhibits The
three-day show drew an estimated 34,000.
Mark Lyman, Founder/Director of SOFA
CHICAGO and its sister fair SOFA NEW
YORK said, "An excellent, qualified crowd.
The aisles were always busy and happily, gallery
sales and attendance were up, with a growing
presence of younger collectors. A record number
of visitors attended the Lecture Series and enjoyed
new events both at the show and at Chicago's
world-class art institutions. It was a great
Following on from his phenomenal sales which were achieved through
The National Craft
Gallery Ireland, Karl Harron is pleased to announce that his work will
now be represented by William
Zimmer Gallery California and Habatat
Gallery Florida USA.
some of the pieces that Karl Harron exhibited at