The dynamic process of glass blowing immediately captivated Robert. Not only was the visual splendour deeply pleasing, he relished the choreography in glass blowing, and particularly the immediacy and risk that the material demanded. Robert worked with Mount in those heady, pioneering days and carries with him many of the lessons he learned from Nick.
Rob went on to complete a Masters Degree in Glass at the California State University and gained invaluable experience exhibiting, visiting private glass studios and learning from the burgeoning studio glass movement in the USA.
In 1991 he established his own studio, Denizen Glass Design in the beachside suburb of Manly where he produces a range of hand-blown glass including smaller production work and large, one-off sculptural pieces.
During his time at Manly, he has provided a launching point for many of Australia's well known glass artists, including Ben Edols, Kathy Elliott, Matthew Curtis, Richard Whitely and Bettina Visentin.
He is a pioneer of studio glass in Australia and continues to push the boundaries, creating unique and arresting glass pieces.