About the Artwork:
All art work on this site is handmade by Robert Wiener in his private kilnforming studio located in the nation's capital, Washington, DC. Kilnforming is a method of shaping glass in a kiln using heat and gravity. Techniques used by the artist include fusing, slumping, casting, printmaking and coldworking.
About the Artist:
A native Washingtonian, Robert was raised in the DC metropolitan area. In the 70’s he studied at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he obtained a BS in Business Management. Over the next 20 years he nurtured a successful career in the Accounting and Finance profession. A new chapter in Robert’s life started in 2002 when he took his first art glass course at the Millennium Art Center in Washington, DC. Two years later, he said goodbye to his desk job and opened his own art glass studio, “DC Art Glass”.
“My work explores the relationship between pattern and color through abstract and geometric design. As a medium, I am drawn to glass due to the infinite diversity of color, texture and form. I combine precise temperature control with extensive coldworking to create a unique, contemporary appearance that lends itself to decorative, architectural and functional applications.” – Robert Wiener, Jr.
To explore more about Robert and the DC Art Glass Studio, please visit his portfolio website, DCArtGlass.com. There you will find a more comprehensive summary, including a listing of current and past events, what has inspired the artist, his education in the field of glass art, images of current and previous work and much more.