Benjamin Cobb


2001                BFA in Glass and Glass Sculpture, Rochester Institute of Technology, School For American Crafts, Rochester, NY
                         Glass Forming and Sculpture with Robin Cass and Michael Taylor


2002- pres.     Museum of Glass,Tacoma, WA, Lead Gaffer & Hot Shop Manager, public demonstrations,  

                        product design, and visiting artist support

2012               International Glass Symposium, Novy Bor, Czech Republic, demonstrating artist, artist support

                       The Glass Factory, Boda, Sweden, visiting artist
2008               Glass Art Society, Demonstration on Corning Mobile Hot Shop, Portland, OR
2006               Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, Gaffer for artist in residence Trimpin
2003               Glass Art Society, Demonstration on Corning mobile stage Seattle, WA
2002               Bacchus Glass, Gaffer and assistant to Frank Cavaz Sonoma, CA
                        California Glass Exchange, Assistant to Robin Cass, demonstrator
2001               Glass Art Society Demonstration, Assistant to Robin Cass, hot glass demonstration Corning,NY
1999               Blenko Glass Factory, Assistant for Hank Murta Adams, hot glass casting Milton, West Virginia
1994               Thames Street Glass, Newport, RI
1999               Gaffing position for production line; responsible for charging, light up and shut down of studio    


2012                Twelve Hands, Sixty Toes, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2011                10”x10”x10”, a small works show, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2010                Fertile Ground, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

                        Teapots!, Morgan Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Natural Progression, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2009                Blue Room, Nadania Idriss Gallery, Berlin, Germany

                        Looking Forward, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

                        Inspired By, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2008                SOFA,  Chicago, IL,  Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2008                Kinesthesia, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

                         New Work, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
                         Gesture and Cadence, Morgan Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2007                Pilchuck Glass Exhibition: Each Year the Fire Burns Brighter, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
                         Life Forms, solo, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2006                Framework, solo, Vetri International Glass, Seattle, WA
                         Pilchuck Exhibit, History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
                         SOFA New York, New York, NY
                         Spotlight on: Glass, Cervini Haas, Scottsdale, AZ
2006                Glass Invitational, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2005                Cocktails at Fire, Facere Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2003                Artists of My Era, Area, Bubba Mavis, Seattle, WA
2001                Glass Art Society Student Exhibition, second prize, Corning, NY
                         58th Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
                         Sculptural Glass Exhibition, Gallery R, Rochester, NY
                         Senior Thesis Show, The Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY    
                         Student Honors Show, Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY
                         James Renwick Alliance Annual Gala and Auction, Second Prize
2000                Haystack TA Exhibition, Haystack Benefit Auction, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
                         Outdoor Light Exhibition, The Museum of Luminous Phenomena, Alfred, NY
1999                Permanent installations commission, Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, NY




2013               Collaboration: Ideas to Execution, Pilchuck Glass School, instructor with Ann Wahlstrom

2012               From the Sketchbook to the Blowpipe, The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass

2011                Getting It Done, Pittsburgh Glass Center, one week workshop
2005                Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA, Teaching Assistant for Robin Cass, glassblowing
2002                The Studio at Corning, Teaching Assistant for Robin Cass, beginning glassblowing
2000                Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Teaching Assistant for Robin Cass, beginning glassblowing, Deer Isle, ME


2002                The New Glass Review, number 23
2001                Niche Award Winner, Glass-Sculptural
2000                President, RIT Glass Club



2009                Kids Design Glass, (exhibition catalog) Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA. Essayist.

2006                500 Glass Objects, By Maurine Littleton
2006                American Craft, portfolio section, Oct./Nov. 2006
                         25 Years of New Glass Review, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
                         500 Glass Objects: A Celebration of Functional & Sculptural Glass, Lark Books

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