In a small hot glass studio in Western Montana in 2001, the paths of Julia (then Boriss) and Robin Rogers intersected and eventually merged. At this shop, called Cloud Cap Glass, their friendship grew and their glass practices began to overlap. They both became part owners of the studio and worked together, operating the small business and creating glass works.
In 2005, to pursue Master of Fine Art degrees, the couple decided to leave their beloved Montana. They re-envisioned their glass studio and created a trailer-mounted portable shop. With their tools, dogs and one year old son packed up, they set out for Southern Illinois. For professional opportunities, the glassy family has lived in Carbondale, Illinois; Bowling Green, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; and Norfolk, Virginia.
In 2010, after nearly ten years of working together and assisting with each other’s work, the duo decided to start creating artwork collaboratively. In these bodies of work, every step of the process, from idea development to finishing touches, is completed by both artists. This method of working has led to the creation of pieces that Julia and Robin are excited to make and proud to exhibit. Through the synergy of this collaboration, the whole is much greater than the sum of the parts.
Currently, Robin is the Studio Manager and Program Director at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio and Julia is an adjunct professor of glass at Virginia Wesleyan College and Tidewater Community College.