Robert Quarrick is a lifelong resident of the San Francisco bay area. His home, studio and showroom are in Benicia, California.
Graduating from Diablo Valley College, where he majored in ceramics and painting, he was awarded the prestigious Norsman Award for Fine Arts. His Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is from San Francisco State University where he also earned a Secondary level teaching credential. As a High School teacher, Bob developed and taught an all ceramics program for nine years. He introduced and taught an all-glass, all-skills program for twenty years.
He has been working in glass for over twenty-seven years. Bob established "Private Parts Studio" in 1986, where he continues to fuse kiln-formed glass plates, platters, bowls, and discs on metal stands, that are each one-of-a-kind. His collection of work makes striking showcase pieces. Always an experimenter and manipulator of color and light, he enjoys playing colors against one another and uses iridescent, dichroic and poured glass pieces in his work.
Robert Quarrick has exhibited and sold his work at galleries, museums, and shows throughout the bay area and the nation. Visuals and statements of his work are in the permanent archives of the Corning Museum of glass in Corning, New York.
He participated in the 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, and 9th annual "A Gathering of Glass" featuring the work of over 70 national and international glass artists in Wimberley, Texas, and "West Side Story", glasswork by artists on the west coast in Galveston, Texas.
His work was selected and featured at the 10th annual San Francisco State University Alumni show. He was invited to and participate in "Astral Bodies"...an exhibition of contemporary glass outside of Denver, Colorado. He also participated in "Glass Now" 2002, 03,04,07,08,10, and 2011…a worldwide glass auction to benefit The National Liberty Museum, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Robert is a member of the Glass Arts Society, the International Guild of Glass Artist Inc., and Arts Benicia.
Former Gallery Representation
The Railford Gallery, Roswell, Georgia