It was early in life when Matt Robertson knew he was meant to be a professional artist. He spent many years working in different mediums before discovering glass blowing while attending Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario in 2003. Matt completed Sheridan’s Craft and Design Glass program where he learned techniques in both soft (soda lime) and hard glass (borosilicate) from established international artists. Matt has been living and breathing glass ever since.
After graduating from Sheridan College Matt moved to Eugene, Oregon which is renowned as a mecca for glassblowers. It was in Eugene where Matt began developing his production line - meGLASSworks. He worked at Dichroic Glass Alcalmy and soon moved to working out of cooperatives including Cornerstone and Freeman Studios. Matt spent his time traveling up and down the West coast working out of several studios and collaborating with a variety of artists.
In early 2009 Matt took that experience and resettled in Canada where he has become a part of a movement in Contemporary Art. Matt continues his journey creating, teaching and promoting glass art in his community and beyond. He has honed his skills as a professional well-rounded glass artist while energetically promoting glass as a contemporary art form.
For 3 years, Matt was a resident artist and teacher at the Living Arts Centre working with soft glass while continuing to work with boroscilica daily in his personal studio. Matt’s work is represented in Art Galleries and shops across North America. In 2011 Matt and his partner Kyle Brooke opened their own studio/gallery, The Edy Roy Glass Gallery in Burlington, Ontario, where he creates and showcases both functional and non-functional glass art.
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