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Robert Madvin

Glass Artist

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Detroit based artist Robert Madvin specializes in glass sculptures. He was born in 1982 in Michigan. His brother, Andrew Madvin, first introduced Robert to glass art while enrolled in high school. Likewise, Andrew is also a successful glass artist. Robert later studied glass-blowing at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. He also studied at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. While he earned his degree in fine arts from the College of Creative Studies, Robert began working with his brother to develop their own glass art studio at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit, Michigan that focuses on hand-blown glass. This same studio space is now called Axiom Glass.

Now seven years later, Robert continues to blow glass and cultivate his artwork. Robert’s primary inspiration derives from nature. For example, his artwork focuses on natural elements, textures, and color. He draws inspiration from his travels and his day to day endeavors. For instance, while Robert was studying in Hawaii, he developed his most prominent glass sculpture series called Pohaku, meaning “rock” or “stone.” Ancient Hawaiians would stack stones upon one another to create rock sculptures. The sculptures acted as navigational instruments throughout the islands.

Robert encountered some of these organic tools while hiking various trails in Hawaii. He developed them into his glass stacked stone sculptures being shown at various art shows and galleries throughout the US and Canada. Robert resides in Royal Oak, Michigan and continues to develop his passion for glass.

Address:
33086 Northwestern Highway
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
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Phone: 248-539-0262

Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm
Additional Hours by Appointment

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