Robin Crawford is a glass artist from the Isle of Bute, on the west coast of Scotland. He started working with glass in 2005 during his time at college in Glasgow, learning a broad range of skills including glass painting, slumping, fusing, enamelling and slip casting clay.
In 2012 Robin began studying at Edinburgh College of Art, learning how to blow and cast glass using a refractory mould. He found the experience of studying in Edinburgh deeply rewarding and ultimately this period of study has culminated in his glasswork being exhibited in galleries and competitions in Europe and the USA. While participating in the graduate show, New Designers, in London - 2015 Robin was awarded the Contemporary Glass Society New Designers Associates Prize. Then later that year his Natural Geometry Series was selected to compete in the Stanislav Libensky Awards in Prague - 2015.
Bullseye Projects hosted a pair of Robin's sculptures in 2016, for Emerge/Evolve in Portland, Oregon. In 2017 his work went on tour with the Emerge/Evolve travelling exhibition, visiting Oregon, California, Pensilvania and later culminating in a show at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington.
Robin's work is inspired by human interaction with the material environment. In simple terms this refers to the world around us, our presence in it and our interaction with things which we have a sensory experience of in our daily lives.