Edmond Byrne, ‘Moon Jar in Maroon’, A Future Made

Based off the Moon Jar- an iconic piece within Korean ceramics, glass artist Edmond Byrne has produced a radical reinterpretation that has pushed him to the boundaries of his craft. Technically complex, the piece required at least 3 people to assist in its creation.

Edmond’s technique involves blowing glass into hand-made moulds. He lines them with materials including clay, fabric, plaster and metal to create patinas and cracks on the surface of the vessels. His process is inspired by the work of Geoffrey Baxter, a glass blower from the 1970’s who worked with Whitefriars Glass, due to their similarity in creative process. Edmond works from drawing, teasing out the forms of vessels and constructing the moulds from his abstract pieces.