Robin M Rogers

Robin Rogers is a native of Central Ohio who first began working with glass in 1995. As a student at the Columbus College of Art and Design he learned the fundamentals of glassblowing and began to develop his skills. After only a few years of working with the material, Robin discovered that his passion for glass was not based in blowing traditional vessels but rather, in sculpting solid glass.  A sculptural approach with solid glass freed him from the constraint of making symmetrical objects with a single axis. The potential for creating non-vessel based sculpture became a driving force to his work.

After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998, Robin owned and operated a glass studio in Florence, MT. While continuing to develop his art, he taught classes, built equipment, marketed glass work, collaborated on a large public work, and started a family. In 2005, Robin returned to academia in pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Attending Southern Illinois University at Carbondale afforded Robin a chance to further develop his ideas and artistic pursuit without the pressure of creating marketable wares. It was also a setting in which to hone his skills as a professional instructor.

In addition to studying glass in the college setting, Robin has taken various workshops at Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA), Penland School of Craft (Penland, NC), Haystack Mountain School (Deer Isle, ME),  Glass Axis (Columbus, OH), and the Pittsburgh Glass Center (Pittsburgh, PA).

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