ROBERT BURCH

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ROBERT  BURCH Lock _ Key Vase

Lock & Key Vase
- Blown glass and found objects
10-1/2 x 10 x 5 in
$ 600.00


ROBERT  BURCH Lock _ Key Vase
Lock & Key Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
10-1/2 x 10 x 5 in
$ 600
ROBERT  BURCH Axe Study
Axe Study
Blown glass and found objects  
11 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 in
$ 650
ROBERT  BURCH Lock _ Key Vase
Blue Vase with Bars
Blown glass and found objects  
14-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 8 in
$ 750
ROBERT  BURCH Clear Barbed Vase
Clear Barbed Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
14 x 8-1/4 x 8-1/2 in
$ 750
ROBERT  BURCH Diamond Mesh Vase
Diamond Mesh Vase (yellow)
Blown glass and found objects  
11-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 5 in
$ 450
ROBERT  BURCH Dissected Bottle
Dissected Bottle
Blown glass, copper  
9-1/2 x 6 x 9 in
$ 900
ROBERT  BURCH Green Key Vase
Green Key Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
6-3/4 x 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 in
$ 150
ROBERT  BURCH Key Glasses
Key Glass (sold individually)
Blown glass and found objects  
6 x 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 in
$ 60
ROBERT  BURCH Large Swinging Hammer No. 1
Large Swinging Hammer No. 2
Blown glass and found objects  
15-3/4 x 11-1/2 x 4-1/4 in
$ 750
ROBERT  BURCH Large Swinging Hammer No. 3
Large Swinging Hammer No. 3
Blown glass and found objects  
15-1/4 x 11 x 2-3/4 in
$ 900
ROBERT  BURCH Large Swinging Hammer No. 4
Large Swinging Hammer No. 4
Blown glass and found objects  
17-1/2 x 14-1/2 x 3-1/2 in
$1,250
ROBERT  BURCH Orange Spring Study
Orange Spring Study
Blown glass and found objects  
13 x 9 x 9 in
$1,200
ROBERT  BURCH Scissors
Scissors
Blown glass and found objects  
6 x 12-1/4 x 2-3/4 in
$ 400
ROBERT  BURCH Suspended Bowl
Suspended Bowl
Blown glass and found objects  
12 x 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 in
$ 350
ROBERT  BURCH Key Glasses
Antique Key Glass (sold individually)
Blown glass and found objects  
6 x 3 x 3 in
$ 60
ROBERT  BURCH Key Glasses
Antique Key Glasses
Blown glass and found objects  
6 x 3 x 3 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Barbed Vase
Barbed Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
22 x 10 x 10 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Blue Key Vase
Blue Key Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
6-1/4 x 5-1/4 x 4-1/4 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Blue Spring Study
Blue Spring Study
Blown glass and found objects  
12 x 9 x 9 in
$ 850
ROBERT  BURCH Clear Spring Study
Clear Spring Study
Blown glass and found objects  
18 x 9 x 9 in
$1,200
ROBERT  BURCH Diamond Mesh Vase (gray)
Diamond Mesh Vase (gray)
Blown glass and found objects  
14-1/2 x 9 x 7-1/2 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Drip Key Vase
Drip Key Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
5-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 2-3/4 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Drizzle Key Vase
Drizzle Key Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
5-3/4 x 6-1/2 x 3-3/4 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Green Barbed Vase
Green Barbed Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
8-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 6 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Half Swinging Hammer
Half Swinging Hammer
Blown glass and found objects  
7 x 4 x 6 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Large Cairn
Large Cairn
Blown glass and found objects  
8 x 6-3/4 x 4 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Large Cairn
Large Cairn
Blown glass and found objects  
13-3/4 x 9-1/2 x 6 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Large Swinging Hammer No. 1
Large Swinging Hammer No. 1
Blown glass and found objects  
15-3/4 x 11 x 3-3/4 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Medium Cairn
Medium Cairn
Blown glass and found objects  
5 x 4 x 4 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Orange Barbed Vase
Orange Barbed Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
9 x 6 x 5-1/2 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Red Antique Key Vase
Red Antique Key Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
6-1/4 x 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Red Coil Study
Red Spring Study
Blown glass and found objects  
9 x 6 x 4-1/2 in
$ 500
ROBERT  BURCH Small Antique Key Glass
Small Antique Key Glass
Blown glass and found objects  
3-1/2 x 5 x 3 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Small Cairn
Small Cairn
Blown glass and found objects  
3 x 3 x 3 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Small Key Vase
Small Key Vase
Blown glass and found objects  
5 x 4 x 4 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Swinging Hammer
Swinging Hammer
Blown glass and found objects  
16 x 11 x 7 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH Wrench
Wrench Vessel
Glass, steel  
5 x 9 x 7 in
Sold
ROBERT  BURCH XL Cairn II
XL Cairn No.2
Blown glass and found objects  
12 x 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 in
Sold

ROBERT  BURCH

ROBERT BURCH

ROBERT BURCH Biography

"I began working with glass in Atlanta, GA at the age of 16 while, still in high school. After graduating I worked for Tadashi Torii for two years. At 19, I attended Pilchuck Glass School and decided to make the jump to the mecca of glass working, Seattle. One of the most influential Seattle based artists I have worked with is Martin Blank. In the time span of five years I was a gaffer, cold worker, lead shipper, and his metal worker. Subsequently, I worked on color design teams for Chihuly Inc. I am currently living and working as an independent traveling artist, teaching and making work where the opportunities arise. I've always been fascinated with the idea of folklore, therefore have no social media and very little self-promotion. Everyone projects their lives for the world to see, while I enjoy having a private life and the audience must take it one step further to learn about the artist and their whereabouts."

ROBERT BURCH Statement

"It is very easy to be mesmerized by the movement of hot glass. My inspiration initially is drawn from the material itself. I am captivated by the realization that the more I learn, the more there is to learn. Through this realization I find that my life’s path is compatible with this material. I travel frequently to work with glass in as many places as I possibly can, and from that I build relationships with other artists around the world. Living this way, I am constantly collecting different ideas and incorporating them into my own unique work. I am driven to create designs that are new but that also have foundations built on the history of glasswork. I feel as an artist I have an amazing opportunity to reference the non-physical world in a 3D medium. Glass can be manipulated to present a visual challenge for the viewer. A very abstract form makes for a bigger stretch of the imagination for a viewer to find a connection to the real world. However, the larger a gap between the items of a metaphor equate into a more powerful representation. I would like to continue to manipulate glass form to perplex people, keeping my intentions less obvious and allowing the viewer to connect with something in the shapes. I would prefer for people to connect with my art on their own terms, rather than cloud the room with my words telling people what to see. Glass is a perfect balance of mental, physical, and artistic challenges. These challenges are what drive me to continue to create, and that is exactly what I intend to do."

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