About the artist:
Bob trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design. He worked at the celebrated First Glass in London before deciding to relocate to Devon in 2003. Bob Crooks is one of Britain’s most highly recognised leading glassmakers, renowned for the high quality, skilfully executed dynamic forms and surfaces. He is continuously thinking of original and challenging ideas. Each piece is designed, handmade and finished by Bob. No moulds are used to create the forms or surfaces achieved. The 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.
His work has been exhibited internationally and in noted exhibitions in Italy, China, Scandinavia, Australia and the USA and is included in numerous international collections. His dynamic, contemporary decanters, finely balanced bowls and joyful perfume bottles are works of the highest order. We hope you share our pleasure in his fabulous glass.