Robert was born in Yarram, a rural town in Victoria in Australia’s south. He commenced his artistic career studying ceramics. Whilst studying for his final year he met visiting glass artist, Nick Mount, who had recently established a studio within Monash University.
The dynamic process of glass blowing immediately captivated Robert. Not only was the visual splendour deeply pleasing, he relished the choreography in glass blowing, and particularly the immediacy and risk that the material demanded. Robert worked with Mount in those heady, pioneering days and still carries with him many of the lessons he learned from Nick.
Rob went on to complete a Masters Degree in Glass at the California State University and gained invaluable experience exhibiting, visiting private glass studios and learning from the burgeoning studio glass movement in the USA.
Wynne is a pioneer of studio glass in Australia and continues to push the boundaries, creating unique and arresting glass pieces.