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2023 | Artist’s Talk With Glassblower Ben Cobb

August 29, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Image of two glass sculptures in organic forms

Artist’s Talk With Ben Cobb

Tuesday, August 29th, 4:30 p.m.
Department of Art Auditorium, located in the Fine Arts Building

Glass Comes Alive in Pullman is a two-day event celebrating the multifaceted beauty of glass as an art form that seamlessly intertwines visual art, design, engineering, and technology. On the afternoon of August 29th at 4:30 p.m., the community will gather at the Department of Art Auditorium located within the Fine Arts Building, awaiting the arrival of the lead glassblower, Ben Cobb, who is set to deliver an Artist’s Talk. Ben’s work at the Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop is known throughout the Pacific Northwest for expressing the relationship between nature and human biology, bringing together traditional and abstract patterns with elemental forms.

With a reputation that precedes him, Cobb is also known for his mastery of the craft and his ability to transmute molten glass into mesmerizing works of art. The August 29th talk will bring together art, history, technology, and community, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all who attend, immersing themselves in the world of glass artistry.

Please also join us at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU on Wednesday, August 30 for interdisciplinary talks by WSU glass experts Hallie Meredith and John McCloy as well as glass blowing demonstrations on Terrell Mall in front of the museum. Follow the Glass Comes Alive in Pullman link for details.

About Ben Cobb

Through 25 years of working in glassblowing, Benjamin Cobb has honed his mastery of glass, traveled across the globe, and worked with hundreds of artists. An east-coast transplant, Cobb holds a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and has been a demonstrating artist at glass studios as far afield as Sweden, the Czech Republic, Italy, and France. He’s taught at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, and many other glass programs in the US.

He’s a recognizable leader and voice in the glass community, and has contributed to the success of countless works of art. In his own work, Cobb draws inspiration from the natural world, as well as scientific processes. His work has been exhibited at Museum of Glass and the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner, WA, and galleries across the country.