Born in 1982 in Michigan, Robert Madvin was first introduced to glass while enrolled in high school by his older brother Andrew Madvin, also a successful glas artist. He later studied glass-blowing at the College of Creative Studies in Detriot, Michigan and the University of Hawaii at Mamoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. While earning his degree in fine arts from the College of Creative Studies Robert began working with his brother to develop their own glas studio at the Russell Industrial Center in Detriot, Michigan.
Robert continues to blow glass and cultivate his work in that same studio space called Axion Glass. Robert’s primary inspiration derives from nature; his artwork focuses on natural elements, textures, and color that he encounters in his travels and day to day endeavors. while Robert was studying in Hawaii he developed his mort prominent glass scuplture series called Pohacu, meaning “rock” or “stone.” Ancient scupltures used as navigational instruments throughout the islands. Robert encountered some of these organic tools while hiking various trails in Hawaii and developed them into his glass stacked stone scupltures being shown at various srt shows and galleries throughout the US and Canada.
Robert resides in West Bloomfield, Michigan and continues to develop his passion for glass.