Robert Ryan

Robert originally started out his career as a metal worker. His first job in a Clyde shipyard made him question his path in life, thinking to himself, on his first day on the job “This is not for me.” He confesses he had no interest from day one and says in his own words, that he was the worst metal worker on the Clyde!

He travelled to Australia on many occasions, and has lived there for up to a couple of years at a time. Travelling there led him through many colourful places such as Thailand and Bali, which is reflected in his work. His jewel-like glass works have been an amalgamation of travels, experiences and memories.

Each piece is totally unique, with Robert painstakingly applying copper wires, crushed gemstones and metal pieces into each piece of glass. He calls them “jewellery for the walls”!