“Murrini… There are few glassblowers in the world working in this technique." When Robin Mix tried glassblowing at the University of Massachusetts in the early ‘70s, he wasn’t very good at it. But he kept doing it anyway. The challenges of the medium, the visually engaging, colorful and quick environment around the furnace intrigued him, sparking a 30-year career that took him through the glass factories of Northern Europe to some of America’s finest galleries and exhibitions.
An artist and a craftsman combined, Robin’s functional works are individually conceived from raw canes of color and carried by his own hands to completion. Like vibrant panes of glass patched together with gossamer thread, Robin’s murrini glass is characterized by bold concentric squares and ribbons of color, fused and drawn into fluid and functional vessels.