Edmond Byrne’s new glass vessels carry marks that reflect the moment of their making and their yearning for the past. Here is a balance of the ancient and the present; the remembered and the contemporary. They have an empathy with nature as well as time. Chance and order both have a role to play in the working of the glass and the scrupulous setting out of the final ‘still-life’ tableaux.

Prof. Simon Olding, Crafts Study Centre