Robert Koch has been making glass art for 20 years, with a specialization and passion for murrine. Murrine is an ancient art technique dating back more than 4,000 years, then revived by Venetian glass artists in the early 16th century. Murrine images are intricately constructed into a glass cane then revealed when the cane is stretched and sliced into cross-sections (aka murrine “coins”). Each cane can take weeks or even months to create and can then be applied to other glass pieces. Robert’s pieces are usually nature-inspired, drawing that inspiration from his roots in southern Georgia and his homestead in the Magic Valley of Idaho where he spends much of his time gardening and beekeeping. Birds have also become a recent addition to Robert’s array of nature-inspired glass art expressions.