Robin Cass is an artist and educator living in Rochester, New York. She is a professor in the Glass Program in the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she has been a faculty member since 1998. She served as Interim Dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences for the 2018-2019 academic year. Cass earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Alfred University. She was trained in the discipline of traditional Italian glassblowing, and uses these skills in new ways to create compelling biomorphic forms.
She has been invited to teach and exhibit her work internationally, and has received fellowships and grants from the Creative Glass Center of America, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Glass & Ceramic Center of Seto, Japan. Cass has taught glassblowing at Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack, The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass and elsewhere. Her work is included in the books, “Women in Glass” by Lucartha Kohler, and "25 Years of New Glass Review", published by The Corning Museum of Glass.