Metameric Stack III

Edmond Byrne
Metameric Stack III by Irish glass blower Edmond Byrne, exclusive to The New Craftsmen. As an extension of the Metameric series, Edmond uses the totem construction as a device to juxtapose colours and textures. The series examines the metameric phenomenon; when two individual colours appear indistinguishable to the human eye, their difference is revealed with a change in ambient light. The vertical construction allows Edmond to play with balance, weight and light to create an aura and presence in the work that surpasses the individual components. This piece is comprised of three individual vessels to be stacked in place.

Material: Glass
cm: Width 15cm, Depth 15cm, Height 36cm
inches: Width 5.9in, Depth 5.9in, Height 14.2in
Care Instructions Hand wash in warm water


Inspired by his sketches, Edmond creates each mould using tactile materials like clay, fabric and plaster to introduce unpredictable, unique surfaces in each piece. Once blown, a crackled, clay patina is left behind, evoking ancient glass artefacts. Edmond’s approach to craft is experimental, with themes of assembly, stacking and play running consistently throughout his practice. He works with a library of textures and forms to achieve his exquisite final pieces.
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.