I create colorful, rustic functional ware and mixed-media sculpture. Clay, glass, neon, and found objects provide a never-ending toy box of creative fun for my sculptures. As a technique junkie, the daily choices I make in my studio are to produce a piece out of feeling or out of fun; out of knowledge or out of experiment; out of self or out of someone else’s self; and on it continues. Combining years of experience and artistic pursuit, I seek to draw the viewer into thought, to feel uncomfortable tensions, to question the basis of happier moments, and to weigh mysterious beliefs. And, of course, I want the viewer to WANT to touch.
Robin Gary is a clay and glass artist working in Austin, Texas. She fell in love with all things clay late in high school and early college. She has been a professional sculptor and potter since the early 1990s. While living in the Washington D.C. area, her focus was on figurative abstract neon and clay sculptures. She has shown her work in Gaithersburg, Annapolis, and Silver Spring, Maryland, Alexandria, Virginia and in many Texas cities including Austin, Texas. Between countless hours in the studio and staying current with workshops around the US, Robin has developed a unique style of pottery and sculpture. She taught pottery and fused glass techniques in Plano, TX for 10 years before moving to Austin and setting up shop in Fireseed Clay Art Studios. Robin is also the contributing writer for the Texas Clay Arts Association Featured Artist interviews. She teaches at the Dougherty Arts Center and at Fireseed Clay Art Studios.