Clean lines and shapely forms define Rob’s bottle shapes. As he describes it, “This series of bottles is called Summa from the Swedish word for sum. Growing up, my dad’s side of the family would often tell stories of the year they spent in Sweden. We also had some Kosta Boda and Orrefers crystal around the house, so before seeing the actual hot process, simple Scandinavian design was my first exposure to decorative glass.”
Rob aims to attach value to objects through careful craftsmanship and design. He creates to help develop as a maker and as an individual. The molten glass seems to melt the inhibitions of the outside world and allow him to focus on the task at hand. As an emerging artist, he is constantly striving to improve his eye for design and his hand for glass.
In his second year of studies at Sheridan College, Rob received the Silent Night award. His dedication to the material has allowed him to work for Canadian glass artists such as Andy Kuntz, Paula Vendermey, Sally McCubbin and Maciej Dyszkiewicz. Currently, Rob is working full-time with glass blowers Alexi and Mariel Hunter (Kingston, Ontario).
Watch for Rob’s feature exhibition at General Fine Craft, April 5 – May 15, 2016