Neil Harshfield

Neil Harshfield plays on the fragility of glass in combination with and opposition to industrial metal and found objects in an innovative way. The artist avoids predictable contrasts between the fragility of glass and the power of metal by relying upon formal values derived from the materials. He employs unexpected hierarchies of color and shape. Harshfield utilizes “cold” working techniques of slumping and kiln casting and “hot” methods of working solid, blown and cast glass.