About the Artist
Robert Burch discovered his passion for glassblowing while visiting Penland School of Arts and Crafts in the late 1960s. A chance opportunity to simultaneously learn and teach glassblowing at Goddard College led the former production potter from clay to glass. By 1978, Burch had moved his first glassblowing studio in Plainfield, Vermont to its current home in a 200-year-old barn in Putney, VT. His current specialty being works that incorporate veiled silver glass with delicate bubble patterns. Says Burch, “Most of my inspiration comes from my natural surroundings, and is further enhanced by the beauty of the glass in its molten state."