Harriet Schwarzrock - www.curtisglassart.com
Harriet Schwarzrock graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 1999 with Honours in Visual Arts, majoring in glass, after transferring from a science degree.
Prior to graduating, Schwarzrock travelled through North America visiting renowned workshops and studios, assisting artists including Laura Donefer and Steven Rolfe Powell. On her return to Australia, Schwarzrock began assisting at Denizen Studio, Sydney, working with many of Australia’s best glassblowers, developing her skill and technique and finding inspiration and influence for her own work.
Schwarzrock’s practice is currently based in her backyard, where she and her partner and glass artist, Matthew Curtis, run a hot glass studio together, tinting custom coloured glass.
Schwarzrock has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and abroad. Her work is widely collected, and her piece, breathe, won the sculpture prize in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize in 2014. She has recently been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts grants toward developing sculptural plasma work.