Daniel Rollitt

Anthropomorphized Waves II detail
Sculptor: Daniel Rollitt
Location: Lincolnshire
Brief Biography: I am a glass and ceramic artist specialising in creating kiln-formed sculptural, architectural, and site-specific artwork. Traditional and digital techniques are often combined to create work based upon my observations of the natural world. ​I exploit glass’s unique material properties, including its transmittance of light, and optics, often incorporating depth and multiple perspectives into my work. I’m currently exploring the theme of intangibility and hidden elements.
Some of my successes include being selected as a finalist in the British Glass Biennale in August 2017, and Bullseye Emerge in June 2018.
I am also known for my garden and plant photography and plan to incorporate this interest into some of my future work.
I graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2018 in Glass & Ceramics gaining a 1st Class Honours Degree and I am in the process of setting up my own studio near Lincoln. I plan to continue entering competitions, applying for commissions, and producing my own work for galleries and exhibitions.
About My Work:

‘Intangibile’ explores the atmospheric phenomena of fog and mist which stems from an experience in Venice. The subject matter is Lincoln Cathedral from my home city. It combines 3D printing and core casting to produce positive and negative space. I hand made various sized granules of glass and together with glass powder and ingots these allow me to control the level of visibility within the scene.

‘Anthropomorphized Waves I & II’
I based my final year glass degree work upon the anthropomorphization of oceanic waves. Connecting with how other cultures interpret the world through myths, my aim was to anthropomorphize waves in my own way by ascribing figurative forms to them. I was also inspired by a documentary about Kami, elemental spirits in Shinto religion. After exploring various wave forms, I focused on the motion involved both above and below the sea’s surface. By exploring positive and negative space I incorporated the figures into the material of water itself suggesting it is comprised of them. Different perspectives as well as the depth of glass reveals and conceals the spirits questioning their existence. The figures become caught up in the swirling motion losing all control.

Sculpture Title: Intangibile
Edition: 1 of 1
Material: Glass
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): L 180 x W 140 x H 95 mm approx.
Weight (kg): 8kg
Price: £1,463
Sculpture Title: Anthropomorphized Waves I
Edition: 1 of 1
Material: Optical Glass
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): H 460 x W 550 x D 110 mm
Weight (kg): 67kg approx.
Price: £9,310
Sculpture Title: Anthropomorphized Waves II
Edition: 1 of 1
Material: Glass
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): H 630 x W 520 x D 220 x mm.
Weight (kg): 40kg+ approx.
Price: £9,310
  • Intangible detail
  • Anthropomorphized Waves II
  • Anthropomorphized Waves I detail
  • Anthropomorphized Waves I