Benjamin Cobb’s work explores the relationship between nature and human biology. He is fascinated by science and our place in the natural world. What starts out as an investigation into biology, quickly becomes an abstract form, giving a new vision to our natural systems. As elemental forms become defined through use of abstract patterns, the viewer is left with a new look into our place in the natural world.
Cobb first started working with glass in his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island. In 1997, he attended the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. While working on his BFA he continued his education with classes at The Studio in Corning, New York. After graduating, Benjamin worked at multiple studios in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Seattle. Ben has also worked at Haystack Mountain School for Crafts, The Studio at Corning, and at Pilchuck Glass School. Since 2002, Ben has worked at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, where he is a designer and the Lead Glassblower, as well as the Hot Shop Manager of the Museums’ glass studio.