Robert Flowers grew up in the Midwest in a family with glass-making connections. He received his MFA from UH Manoa back in 2018. He works at UH with Rick Mills as the studio manager and has taught the ART 130 Introduction to Glass course last year. Robert also works with Mark Mitsuda at Punahou School as a teaching assistant.
Right now there really isn’t anywhere else on the island to make glass except for these two institutions and it seems artists using glass have largely had a rough time in Hawaii. It is a dream of his to continue living and keeping a sustainable art practice going here.