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Bobby Sharp Glassworks


Utility becomes the art of every day in this and that object, worked over in the glass furnace by Bobby Sharp so that the simple shape becomes artistic form. This perfect whiskey glass, that wine carafe or tea pitcher is given the ideal form or proportion of Greek sculpture. In Bobby Sharp's shop we can identify objects worthy to be titled classical revival, having the ideal of proportions found in ancient Athens, but which is also the certain ancestor of our own early modernism, where decoration was replaced by the value intrinsic to the object itself, the rough stone of Henry Moore or the sensuous marble of hans Arp; and every where around us the volumetric glass of our architecture first conceived in Bauhaus structural design years ago, the curtain wall or this and that architect. Bobby Sharp's glassware can be and has been, given this art – historical approach.