Robin Washburn



My forms are influenced by nature and architecture and are derived from my desire to experiment with geometric shapes, texture and color and how these elements relate to and contrast with each other. I’ve never found an individual material that I’m happy working with exclusively. Combining materials is what I find exciting. I like the strength and durability of metal. Starting with steel, brass, copper and bronze alone or in combination thru brazing, welding, soldering and other techniques of fabrication I create a form. Utilizing these with colored concrete, corian, wood, stone and glass to enhance the overall properties of each is the intriguing challenge. By adding other materials to metal it softens it and provides contrasting color, warmth, texture and sensuality. And by combining different metals the range of color and texture achievable thru patinas is greatly extended. I use chemicals to make hot and cold patinas employing immersion, wrapped, buried and torch techniques.

2006 SHOWS

  • Jan 14-15 ~ Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL
  • Feb 11-12 ~ Boca Raton Museum of Art Festival, Boca Raton, FL
  • Mar 11-12 ~ Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL
  • May 5-7 ~ Brookside Art Annual, Kansas City, MO
  • May 12-14 ~ Art Fair at Laumeier, St. Louis, MO
  • June 2-4 ~ Summerfair, Cincinnati, OH
  • June 10-11 ~ Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL
  • July 1-3 ~ Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Cherry Creek, CO
  • Aug 4-6 ~ Metris Uptown Art Fair, Minn., MN
  • Aug 26-27 ~ Port Clinton Art Fair, Highland Park, IL


  • Bon-Ell Mfg., Chicago, IL
  • Chevy's Fresh Mex Corporate, St. Charles, MO
  • Jost Chemical, St. Louis, MO,
  • General Tire Corporation, Mt. Vernon, IL
  • Willow Partners Consulting, LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Periodontics, LTD, St. Louis, MO
Marion, IL
Home: 618-964-1217
Fax: 618-964-9137


“Variations on a Theme”
30" x 24" x 3"

36" x 60" x 5"

“On the Boardwalk” (detail)
66" x 22˝" x 4"

“Three-quarter Time”
30" x 23" x 3"

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