Glass Sculptures ‘Enso’ by Robert Burch
The Standing ‘Enso’ Art Glass Sculptures are a swirl of delicate contours and detailing.
A wave of ruby red is corralled by a cool blue weave of col-linear bubbles.
These eye and light-catching bubbles form a concentric ring around the piece in a half-moon shape that caresses the bottom of the item and licks up round to about two thirds the way up the sculpture.
Reminiscent of light year-long solar clouds and also tinged with a hint of the sea. These glass sculptures are awash with mesmeric good looks and soft charming features.
The rotund edges of the art glass are flattened on both sides which give a certain poise to the pieces and enable them to be both subtle and bold all at once. It does have a certain gastropod like architecture but the slow swirl is enlivened by the electric contour lines and deeply-set bubbles. They all work together seamlessly to deliver glass art of rare beauty.
Glass Sculptures Artist
Robert Burch’s work involves the very specialist art of glass blowing with silver veined bubbles, his glass blowing having started back in 1971. Dedicating his time to creating vases, glass sculptures, glass perfume handblown bottles, and paperweights, he is inspired by his creative spirit and the natural surroundings of his home. His work has been on display to the public since 1977 and to date, he has made more than 10,000 pieces.
Burch’s first encounter with glass blowing was actually coincidental, Robert stumbling across a glassblower at work in the woods near North Carolina when he was attending the Arts and Crafts school in Penland. His visit to North Carolina was back in the 1960s when the art was still little-known.
Burch did not start out like a glassblower; his first passion was actually pottery. However, his encounter with glass led him to both teach and learn the fine art at Goddard College. Founding his own studio in Plainfield in 1978, Robert now supplies more than 200 shops across the nation. His inspiration for works of art in a glass will never wane, and working from his 200-year-old barn he continues to create new and original pieces that are pure works of art.