I'm interested in creating beautiful vessels with a translucence that will contain the ashes without totally concealing them. I do this by combining the apparent softness of the frosted surface, the muted colors, and the elegance & fluidity of hot glass. I've also tried to combine my love for the glassblowing process with a sense of honoring those who are no longer with us. Robert Levin is an internationally known glass artist who lives and works near Burnsville in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, he received his BFA from Denison University and his MFA from Southern Illinois University. He was formerly the Resident Glass Artist at Penland School of Crafts, and has lectured, taught, and led workshops throughout the US and in New Zealand. He has exhibited widely in the US, Europe, Japan, and the former Soviet Union. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of American Glass, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Contemporary Glass Museum in Madrid, the Ebeltoft Glasmuseum in Denmark, and the Great Synagogue of Jerusalem.