Edmond Byrne

”Emotion Landscape 4”
Mould Blown Glass
80cm x 40cm
Photo: Ester Segarra
„Emotion Landscape1“
Mould. Blown Glass
Photo: Ester Segarra
„Emotion Landscape 3“
Mould. Blown Glass
60cm x 22cm
Photo: Ester Segarra
„Emotion Landscape 2”
Mould. Blown Glass
80cm x 25cm
Photo: Ester Segarra

“I’m interested in how our minds interpret emotions - a combination of culture and memory which converge from different areas of the mind. Through the exploration of colour, texture and form, I make glass vessels which induce an emotional response in each viewer. In a way the vessels are manifestations of emotions.

I do a lot of drawing. My visual inspiration comes through interpreting the marks, gestures and energy of my drawings into glass. I’m intrigued by objects that have a resonance from the past. I add patina and cracks to the glass surface to recreate the weathering of ancient Roman glass. Subconsciously this places my vessels in the past becoming artefacts of the mind.

In the ‘Emotion Series’ I stack or juxtapose vessels inside each other to combine different qualities of glass. Emotions come from multiple parts of the mind and in my work this is represented by the combinations of vessels and surfaces and the illusive spaces in between.”

Edmond Byrne


2015-2016 Post Graduate Certificate in Art and Design Education & Fellowship Higher Education Academy – University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
2008 -2010 MA in Glass – Royal College of Art, London, UK
2006 – 2007 Higher Diploma in Art and Design Education- National College of Art and Design, Dublin, IRL
1996 – 2000 Bachelor of Design in Craft – National College of Art and Design, Dublin, IRL


July 2013 “Writing about Craft”, a writing workshop with Simon Olding, UK
August 2011 “Venetian Foundations”, a glassblowing workshop with Ben Moore and Adam Holzinger, Pilchuck, Seattle, USA.
July 2009 “Body of Glass”, a workshop developing concepts around the theme of the body with Mark Zirpel and Ben Wright, Pilchuck, Seattle, USA.
July 2008 “Tools of the Trade”, a workshop exploring bespoke tool making as a Creative vehicle for blown glass, with Jennifer Elek, Pilchuck, Seattle, USA.
May 2007 Glass blowing short course by master glassblowers, at Waterford Crystal, Waterford, IRL.
August 2006 Hot-shop residency developing new work at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, DK.


July 2010 –present Technical Tutor, Glass, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK.
Jan 2009 -Mar 2010 Glass Tutor, 3D Design Dept., University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK.
Oct 2009 -Dec 2010 Visiting Tutor, Glass Dept., Buckingham University, High Wycombe, UK.
2005 -2008 Glass Tutor, CEAD Dept., National College of Art and Design, Dublin, IRL.
2002 -2004 Glass Technician, CEAD Dept., National College of Art and Design, Dublin, IRL.
June -Sep 1999 Glassblower, Internship at The Boathouse hot shop, Chihuly Inc., Seattle, USA


5th April 2017 “Contemporary Craft Auction”, Christie’s, London.
18th Feb - 23rd April 2017 ”Made: A Celebration of Craft”, with Ruthin Craft Centre, UK.
30th Nov - 4th Dec 2016 “British Craft: Miami Edit” with Crafts Council of England, 1 Hotel & Homes, Miami, USA.
15th Nov 2016 - 14th Jan 2017 “White Show”, Antrim Castle House & Clotsworthy House with Flow Gallery, Antrim.
6th - 31st October 2016 “In Residence II” with Oliver Sears Gallery, London.
1st Oct - 16th Dec 2016 ”Redefining the Vessel” with Mobilia Gallery, Massachusetts, USA.
April 15th - June 15th 2016 “Edmond Byrne”, Solo Show, with The New Craftsmen, London.
14th Mar – 16th April 2016“Material Symphysis”, Craft Study Centre and Foyer Gallery, UCA, Farnham.
Oct 30th 2015 – Feb 20th 2016 “White Show” with Flow Gallery, London.
20th - 23rd Sep 2015 “Bowls of Britain”, Decorex with The New Craftsmen, London. Glasshouse, Stourbridge.
12th June - 12th July 2015 “Side by Side”, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.
8th - 11th May 2015 “Collect”, Crafts Council Saatchi Gallery, London.
27th Mar - 28th April 2015 “Side by Side” with National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.
11-17th March 2015“Modern Masters” Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern, Munich.
10 Dec 2014 -7th Feb. 2015“Light” with Flow Gallery, London.
6th - 9th Nov 2014 “SOFA 2014” – with Flow Gallery, Chicago, USA.
12 -18 Sep 2014 “Vetro”, with London Glassblowing, London.
9th -12th May 2014 “Collect”, with Flow Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London.
Nov 2013 “SOFA”, with Flow Gallery, Chicago, USA
Jan - June 2013 “A Place to Gather”, Justus Lipsius Building, Brussels, BL.
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013 “Pop up Show”, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, USA
1st -3rd Nov 2012 “SOFA” with Flow Gallery, Chicago, USA
Oct 2012 ”Group Show”, Rupert Cavendish, London.
15th Sep -18th Nov 2012 “European Glass Context”, Bornholm, DK.
21st April -27th May 2012 “Engaging With Glass” , William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, USA.
7th June - 16th July 2011 “Engaging With Glass” , curator TIna Oldknow, Ann Mulrooney, Solstice Arts, Irl.
5th April 2011 - 7th April 2012 ”Collection of One” with Dept. of Design Housing and Merchandising Gallery, Oklahoma State University, USA.
6th Nov 2010 - 8th Jan 2011 ”Making Sense: Craft and the Mind”, Curator: Emma Crichton-Miller, Flow Gallery, London.


2017 Penland Fellowship - Shortlisted
2011 UCA Overseas Research Travel Fund
2011 Dan Klein Memorial Bursary, Contemporary Glass Society.
2009 Pilchuck Partner Scholarship, RCA/Pilchuck


Sarah Griffin, UK.
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland.
National Museum of Ireland.