Bob Crooks is one of Britain’s leading glassmakers and is recognised for achieving excellence in studio glass for over 30 years. Renowned for his high quality, skilfully executed forms, Bob is continuously pushing the boundaries of this medium and challenging himself to produce original and dynamic pieces.
His work has been exhibited at international level and in noted exhibitions in Italy, China, Scandinavia, Australia and the USA. His pieces also feature in major exhibitions in the UK including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Royal Academy.
Bob’s pieces are inspired by Geometry, Architecture, the Natural and Man-made worlds we live in as well as the qualities and capabilities of the glass itself. Bob exploits the many properties of the material through refraction or reflection; sharpness or softness, transparency or opacity, working with its fluidity and ‘freezing’ it as the desired form is realised. Each piece is designed, handmade and finished by Bob. No moulds are used to create the forms or the varying surfaces he achieves making each piece a truly unique work of art.
A Heart of Glass will be showcasing Bob's work at Dundee Art Fair, 24-26 May 2019 - Stand 6.