Bob Crooks

 

Bob Crooks is one of Britain’s most highly recognised leading glassmakers. Renowned for the high quality, skillfully executed dynamic forms and surfaces, he has been producing over the last twenty years.
The new Collection of work produced for Collect further pushes the outer limits and bends the rules, developing the glass with a keen curiosity and intelligence, constantly evolving and discovering. Bob has created signature ‘hybrid’ techniques producing statement pieces, which grab your attention and draw you in to investigate the intricate details.
The pieces are inspired by geometry, architecture, the media, the qualities and capabilities of the glass itself and the changing countryside, which surrounds his home and workshop in Devon.

Born 1965, London

Education
1985
 Humberside College of Higher Education, Foundation
1985-89  West Surrey College of Art & Design, BA (Hons)

Recent Solo & Group Exhibitions
2009
  Bob Crooks Solo –Cowdy Gallery, Gloucestershire. 
Collect. Saatchi Gallery, London. 
2008  Bob Crooks Solo –Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge.
Collect. Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
2007  Art 2007 – London with The Scottish Gallery.
Collect – London with Contemporary Applied Arts.
‘Inspired’ Grace Barrand Design Centre, Surrey.
‘Vessels for Spring’ The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
Bob Crooks Solo. Cecilia Colman Gallery, London.
Bob Crooks Solo. Eton Applied Arts, London.212
2006  ‘Focus’ – Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
Bob Crooks – Solo – Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
‘Focus’ – National Glass Centre, Sunderland.
‘Select’ The Grace Barrand Design Centre, London.
‘My Collection’ Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
‘Coburg Glass Prize’ Coburg, Germany.

Commissions
2008 
Design & make a theme of 14 unique pieces for Sovereign Cruise Liners
2007  Corporate Gifts for Anglo American.
Large-scale wall installation. Private Collection, London
Design & Make 2 chandeliers, London
2006  Design & produce five large-scale pieces for Four
Seasons Hotel Barbados.
Design and create Fourteen Awards for Look Ahead Housing and Care.
2005  To design & make two large scale unique pieces for
cruise liner P&O – Arcadia. To create two large scale suspended pieces for the HQ of Tempest Radford, London.

Awards
2008 
Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Art Prize.

Public Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Crafts Council Collection, London.
Fitzwilliam Collection, Cambridge.
British Council Collection, London.
Cowdy Gallery Contemporary Glass Collection, Gloucestershire.
Standard Life (Art Collection) Edinburgh.
Anglo American (Art Collection) London.
Dan Klein & Alan J. Poole ( Private Collection). London. G.B.
The Sainsbury Collection. London.
Mobile Museum, Alabama, USA.
Walker Museum, Liverpool.
Manchester Metropolitan University, (Special Collections).
Coburg Museum, Germany.
National Museums Of Scotland.

 

Exhibitions

Archive

2010

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