Metameric Cylinder Vessel I (Small)

Edmond Byrne
This vessel is built up using flattened coils of grogged stoneware clay, incised with vertical or horizontal lines and decorated with white slip rubbed down to reveal the lines and rough texture of the clay.

Metameric Cylinder Vessel I by Edmond Byrne explores the materiality of glass and the science and psychology of colour. For this series, Byrne examines the metameric phenomenon; when two individual colours appear indistinguishable to the human eye, their difference revealed with a change in ambient light.
Material: Glass.
cm: Width 8cm, Depth 8cm, Height 34cm
inches: Width 3.1in, Depth 3.1in, Height 13.4in
Care Instructions: Wipe with lint-free cloth.


Edmond blows glass into moulds, inspired by his sketches, to create the tactile surfaces. The piece is then dipped in a kaolin/water solution to create crazing and a patina effect.
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.