Born in Washington, DC,
Robert grew up in the metropolitan area. He attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg,
Virginia, where he obtained a BS in Business Management. After graduating, he spent 20 years in the Accounting and Finance profession.
Robert has attended several
Washington area studios
as well as The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass to receive
his art glass training. In 2004 he opened his own private studio in Washington, DC.
In 2010 he completed the Professional Artist in Residence (PAiR) program
at Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle.
Robert has won several
awards for his Colorbar Murrine Series. Highlights include the
2006 NICHE Award for fused glass in Philadelphia, PA, and "Best in Show"
at the Creative Craft Council 25th Biennial Exhibition Awards in
Rockville, MD. He is also honored to have been selected a finalist
in the 2004 international emerging artist competition hosted by Bullseye
Glass Company in Portland, OR.