My work as a whole is a range of explorations into surface and texture informed by features and processes of the natural landscape. The material I work with is blown glass, worked both hot and cold- the forms are first created in the hot shop with molten glass, and then manipulated further through carving in the cold shop. My glasswork consists of multiple layers, and I use various techniques to create and reveal a dynamic between the interior and exterior colors and surfaces. I explore the line between organic and natural, vs. controlled and geometric, and between ephemeral vs. artifactual, with pieces that create a sense of intimacy and intrigue, made physical with an unexpected material.
FIRST PLACE at the Hyde Park Square Art Show 2015!
Now on Instagram! @robertcobyglass
EXHIBITION OPENING AT HEIGHTS ARTS GALLERY IN CLEVELAND HEIGHTS OH
SEPT 4- OCT 17
EXHIBITION OPENING AT THE OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM IN COLUMBUS OH
SEPT 12- OCT 25
NEW CARVED GLASS WORK!
CAIN PARK ARTS FESTIVAL 2015 AWARDS- 1ST PLACE and ARTIST CHOICE AWARD!
BOSTON MILLS ARTFEST 2014 AWARD- BEST IN GLASS
second year in a row
NICHE AWARDS 2014 FINALIST