Bob Crooks is one of Britain’s leading glass artists. He has established a strong reputation for his exceptional blown glasswork with sophisticated use of colour and technique. Each piece is handmade and uses a variety of hot and cold working processes.

"For twenty years I have continued my passion for the pursuit of perfection within my work. The endless metamorphic qualities of hot glass, combined with traditional British, Italian and Scandinavian techniques and a 'love affair' with the material have been synthesised into my work."

Public collections include: 

The National Museums of Scotland; The Victoria & Albert Museum; Fitzwilliam Collection, Cambridge.

The Scottish Gallery hosted a Bob Crooks exhibition during the Edinburgh International Festival, August 2014. 

Crooks will be the subject of a solo exhibition in December 2017.

  • Complexity Vase
    Bob Crooks

    Complexity Vase

    2017
    H:54cm W:30cm D:16cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Mini Mosaic I
    Bob Crooks

    Mini Mosaic I

    2017
    blown glass
    H:37cm W:15cm
    £635
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Spinning Top III & Spinning Top IV
    Bob Crooks

    Spinning Top III & Spinning Top IV

    2017
    H:40 - 42cm D:26cm
    £635 each
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Spinning Top II
    Bob Crooks

    Spinning Top II

    2017
    blown glass
    H:44cm D:25cm
    £635
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Spinning Top I
    Bob Crooks

    Spinning Top I

    2017
    blown glass
    H:40cm D:26cm
    £635
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Concision & Grace I
    Bob Crooks

    Concision & Grace I

    2017
    blown glass
    H:32cm W:35cm D:26cm
    £1,335
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Concision & Grace II
    Bob Crooks

    Concision & Grace II

    2017
    blown glass
    H:25cm W:42cm D:30cm
    £1,335
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Fruits de Verre
    Bob Crooks

    Fruits de Verre

    2017
    blown glass
    H:18cm W:60cm D:49cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Confiserie du Verre
    Bob Crooks

    Confiserie du Verre

    2016
    blown glass
    H:102cm D:30cm
    £3,550
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • From Cherry Blossom Series IX
    Bob Crooks

    From Cherry Blossom Series IX

    2016
    blown glass and slate
    H:30cm W:9cm
    £925
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • From Cherry Blossom Series IX, I
    Bob Crooks

    From Cherry Blossom Series IX, I

    2017
    blown glass and slate
    W:18cm D:10 (glass) cm L:55cm
    £925
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • From Cherry Blossom Series IX, Trio
    Bob Crooks

    From Cherry Blossom Series IX, Trio

    2017
    blown glass and slate
    W:23cm D:7.5-10 (glass) cm L:49cm
    £1,680
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • From Cherry Blossom Series IX, VI
    Bob Crooks

    From Cherry Blossom Series IX, VI

    2017
    blown glass and slate
    W:10cm D:12 (glass) cm L:36cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Amethyst Fiori I
    Bob Crooks

    Amethyst Fiori I

    2016
    blown glass
    H:38cm W:47cm D:25cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Amethyst Fiori II
    Bob Crooks

    Amethyst Fiori II

    2017
    blown glass
    H:57.5cm W:35cm D:15cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Monochrome
    Bob Crooks

    Monochrome

    2017
    blown glass
    H:59.5cm W:27cm D:15cm
    £1,680
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Kaleidoscope I
    Bob Crooks

    Kaleidoscope I

    2017
    blown glass
    H:48cm W:31cm D:13cm
    £1,920
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Kaleidoscope III
    Bob Crooks

    Kaleidoscope III

    2017
    blown glass
    H:55cm W:30cm D:14cm
    £1,920
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Kaleidoscope IV
    Bob Crooks

    Kaleidoscope IV

    2017
    blown glass
    H:52cm W:31cm D:13cm
    £2,040
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Kaleidoscope VII
    Bob Crooks

    Kaleidoscope VII

    2017
    blown glass
    H:30cm W:89cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Kaleidoscope II
    Bob Crooks

    Kaleidoscope II

    2017
    H:49.5cm W:30cm D:12cm
    £2,040
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Kaleidoscope VI
    Bob Crooks

    Kaleidoscope VI

    2017
    blown glass
    H:35cm W:47cm D:22cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Kaleidoscope V
    Bob Crooks

    Kaleidoscope V

    2017
    blown glass
    H:35cm W:45cm D:20cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Ian Jackson
  • Lineweavers: Monochrome Trio
    Bob Crooks

    Lineweavers: Monochrome Trio

    2015
    Three pieces
    £1100
    Tallest measures H:27 x W:16 cm