Harriet Schwarzrock, limitless

These blown glass tendrils loosely scribe the word limitless – ascribing a sense of the expansive nature of human experience, whilst referencing the temporal and shifting passage of matter in the world.
— Harriet Schwarzrock

Harriet Schwarzrock has exhibited nationally and internationally, and for the last several years has been working consistently with hot glass and sculptural forms. limitless is a continuum of her recent studio explorations, researching and exploring organic and asymmetrical forms, interconnectivity and themes of tactile and implicit human experiences. The components within her work are most often derived from biological forms, referencing organic systems as she seeks to understand how structures and experiences ‘fit’ together.

The mirrored, fluid forms of limitless casts light and shade. They bend and lean into the surrounding space. Blown glass tendrils loosely scribe the word ‘limitless’, suggesting a sense of the expansive nature of human experience whilst referencing the temporal and shifting passage of matter in world. Another piece from this body of work, breathe, won the sculpture prize in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize in 2014.

Harriet graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 1999 with Honours in visual arts, majoring in glass, after transferring from a science degree. Prior to graduating, she travelled through North America visiting renowned workshops and studios, assisting artists including Laura Donefer and Steven Rolfe Powell. On her return to Australia, Harriet began assisting at Denizen Studio, Sydney, working with many of Australia’s best glassblowers, developing her skill and technique and finding inspiration and influence for her own work.

Harriet’s practice is currently based in her backyard, where she and her partner, glass artist Matthew Curtis, run a hot glass studio together.