Edmond has a Bachelor of Design from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and a MA from the Royal College of Art, London and has been making glass since 2000.
Edmond Byrne’s mould blown glass aims to evoke an emotional response in the view. From his large ethereal stacked vessels to signature sprawling tableaux, Byrne’s vessels use the materiality of glass to examine the science and psychology of colour.
For the Metameric 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.The nature of this dynamic and how it affects light of different wavelengths reaching the eye lends itself to the this phenomenon.
For his Colour Carving series, Byrne created layers of colour on glass vessels which were then mould blown to create an embossed coloured texture on the surface. Drawing is at the heart of his practice and the moulds are constructed to reflect the spontaneous gestures and marks from this drawings. After the blowing process the colour surface is carved away leaving the embossed texture behind, revealing a stratum of energy and gesture.