Ensemble V

Ensemble V by Edmond Byrne forms part of the artist’s latest collection. Developed exclusively for The New Craftsmen, the Ensemble Collection explores sustainable practice in glass making by re-examining the making process and employing slower, low-energy methods. These pieces are constructed using glass fragments which have been collected and saved for over a decade. Each fragment represents a token of past work, and is carefully selected for its uniqueness of colour, shape, or patination. Painstaking work is involved to match-up, re-work and refine each fragment by hand. The finished decorative object is a focus for reflection and an exquisite product of a more sustainable way of making.

Material: Glass with kaolin clay patina
cm: Width 8cm, Depth 8cm, Height 7.5cm
inches: Width 3.1in, Depth 3.1in, Height 3in
Care Instructions: Clean with glass cleaner and lint free cloth. Please note, this piece is not suitable for holding water.


Working with glass off-cuts saved from previous making processes, Edmond tasked himself with bringing these fragments together to create a series of complete and beautiful objects. This was led by an exploration in sustainability and uses low-energy, yet time consuming, hand making processes. Grinding, polishing and carving each salvaged shard to perfection, Edmond then assembles these elements, before laminating the final piece.
The Maker Edmond Byrne Glass Artist - South East England

Edmond Byrne is an Irish glass blower producing artworks and vessels from mould blown glass. Taking influence from the work of renowned glass artist Geoffrey Baxter, Edmond has re-interpreted Geoffrey’s undulating, vibrant forms through his own innovative approach, blowing glass into hand-made moulds covered with a clay patina. Edmond Byrne’s work has received numerous awards including the Dan Klein Memorial Award in 2011 as well as being exhibited amongst several international collections.