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Robin Cass

Professor
School for American Crafts
College of Art and Design

585-475-2683
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Robin Cass

Professor
School for American Crafts
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

585-475-2683

Currently Teaching

SCUL-201
3 Credits
This course will examine professional sculptural practices, processes, and materials. Course content will cover additive, subtractive, assemblage, and substitution processes of making sculpture along with historical and contemporary approaches to the field. Students will develop skills in relation to individual concepts and directions. At the completion of this course students will learn how to create and critique sculptures that effectively communicate ideas. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**

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    A new Netflix glassblowing reality series features an RIT alumna as an expert glassmaker. Blown Away, which begins airing July 12 on the streaming platform, follows a group of 10 highly skilled glassmakers who compete in challenges in 10 episodes. Catherine Ayers ’06 (glass) is one of six Corning Museum of Glass experts who assists the two finalists in the last challenge.

Featured Work

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Cass, Robin. MENAGERIE portals: Ocular bulbulpods/Clavate anthus (juvenile)/Ocular bulbulpods with stigmata effuses (mature)/Globose bachatus. Sep. 2016. Tianyuan Glass Art Festival 2016, Tianyuan, China. Exhibit.
Cass, Robin. Traveling Menagerie. May 2016. Exhibit A Gallery, Corning. Exhibit.
Cass, Robin. Flow/Gro: Quingdao Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition. 2015. Quingdao Archives & Research Center for Contemporary Art, Quingdao, Shandong Provice, CHINA. Exhibit.
Cass, Robin. Menagerie. 2015. AXOM Gallery and Exhibition Space, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Cass, Robin. FOUNDLINGS. By Bill Klingensmith. Jan. 2015. Rochester Contemporary Art Center - Labspace, Rochester, NY. Installation.
Cass, Robin. Parallel Frequencies: Alfred. By Robin Cass, et al. Feb. 2015. Cohen Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. Exhibit.
Cass, Robin. Art of the Fellowship. 2013. Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ. Exhibit.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Cass, Robin, et al. "Creating Context: All Together Now." Glass Art Society Conference. Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY. 11 Jun. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Cass, Robin. "Collaborative Hot Glass Assemblage Presentation." 2300 Degrees. Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY. 21 Mar. 2013. Guest Lecture.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
4/24/2015 - 4/29/2015
     Central Academy of Fine Arts, IFC
     Amount: 0
Published Article
Cass, Robin. “Fruition, 2006, and Minor Utopia, 2009.” Breaking Ground: A Century of Craft Art in Western New York, 2010. 130-131. Print. É 
Cass, Robin. "12 pieces dating from 2001-2009." Masters of Blown Glass: Major Works by Leading Artists. Eds. Susan Rossi-Wilcox and Ray Hemachandra. New York: Lark Crafts, 2010. 304-311. Print.
Formal Presentation
Cass, Robin. “Craft Art: Looking Back, Looking Forward.”Breaking Ground A Century of Craft Art in Western. New York. Rochester, NY. 21 Mar. 2010. Presentation.
Cass, Robin.“Artwork, Inspirations, and Teaching.” Tama Art University. Tokyo, Japan. 13 Nov. 2010. Invited Lecture and Workshop.
Cass, Robin. “Artwork & Inspirations.” Nagoya Universityof Art. Nagoya, Japan. 4 December 2010.Invited Lecture and Workshop.
Cass, Robin. “New Work, Inspirations, and Teaching.” Kent State University. Kent, OH. 25 May 2010. Invited Lecture. " 
Cass, Robin.Collaborative Creation of New Work. Fete deVere VIP reception. UrbanGlass. Brooklyn, NY. 17 April 2010. Collaborative Work. " 
External Scholarly Fellowship
Cass, Robin. Visiting Artist in Residence. Glass Program. Osaka University of Art. Osaka, Japan. Sept. 2010 - Jan. 2011. Fellowship.
Cass, Robin. Special Programs: Glass. Kent Blossom Art, Kent State University. 24 May - 5 June 2010. Invited Artist in Residence/Workshop Leader.