Art of Glass: In the studio with Scottish based artist Harry Morgan (National Museum of Scotland)


Morgan’s work is known for its unusual use of materials and experimental approach to traditional processes.

Referencing histories from ancient Venetian glassblowing to Brutalist architecture, his work challenges the physical and cultural meaning of his chosen medium.

His monumental sculptures are the result of painstaking experimentation. He uses traditional studio and industrial processes in order to position materials such as concrete and glass in such a way as to question the fragility of glass.


This film is a production by the National Museum of Scotland in partnership with The National Centre for Craft & Design. It was made as part of the Art of Glass Exhibition in 2018 which examined the diverse work of 15 established and emerging glass artists in Britain today.

harry morgan

Harry Morgan (born 1990) is an emerging artist based at Custom Lane studios in Edinburgh. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2014, Morgan has exhibited widely throughout the UK and internationally. He has represented the UK at the European Glass Context, Denmark and the European Prize for Applied Arts, Belgium. As a finalist for the Loewe Craft Prize 2019, his work was exhibited at Isamu Noguchi´s indoor garden ´Heaven´ in Tokyo, where he received a Special Mention from the jury. His work is also held in the permanent collections of the Victorian & Albert Museum, The National Museums of Northern Ireland and The European Museum of Modern Glass.

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