Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan, Ode to Pewter, 2019, Pewter, bronze

Pewter, once known as ‘poor man’s silver’, is thought to have first been made in the Near East during the Bronze Age around 3000BC. A malleable alloy principally consisting of tin and a small amount of copper, metallurgists have speculated that pewter could have been discovered by chance.

Looking back to a time when drinking cups were frequently made of pewter and were treasured personal items, Morgan’s Ode to Pewter presents a collection of functional vessels both cast in pewter and bronze. Simply cast using a camping stove and a frying pan, Morgan’s pewter cups sit alongside their supposed bronze superiors.   

Cast by Powderhall Bronze foundry Edinburgh.  

Harry Morgan graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2014 and is based in Edinburgh. His work references varied techniques and processes including ancient Venetian glassblowing to Brutalist architecture. Morgan has exhibited at European Glass Context in Bornholm, Denmark (2016) and the Art of Glass at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (2018). His work is held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Modern Glass in Coburg. In 2019, Morgan exhibited in the prestigious Loewe Craft Prize at Isamu Noguchi´s indoor garden ´Heaven´ in Tokyo. The Jury gave a special mention to his work Untitled from the Dichotomy Series, 2018.  

www.harrymorgan.co.uk