Bob Forbes

Having initially earning degrees in Psychology and Computer Science, I have spend many enjoyable years as a Technical Director within the Telecommunications arena…. finally retiring and chasing my passion within the arts.

Photography has always been a very keen and fun area for me. I first started using a very basic camera and doing my own B&W developing and printing as a teenager…my more professional expansion has grown over many years of enjoying this great craft.

Started Pottery back in 2010 under Ken Hankings ownder of Shiloh Pottery in Hamstead MD and it has never ended… This is an area which I enjoy playing around with but don’t believe I will ever truely master.

My true passion however is Glass! I did Stained Glass for many years, and then discovered Glassblowing at TheArtOfFire in Gaithersburg MD in 2008. Continued with stained glass until finally moving to New Bern NC in late 2017. Was very fortunate to discover TheGlastation in Farmville NC (supported thru both ECU and PCC) which has resparked and lite a pretty hot fire for me ever since. Suspect I will be a glassblowing student for many more years…


I consider myself a student glassblower with a few years of experience, but gosh do I enjoy and try to spend as much time as possible blowing glass and creating.


Having been first introduced to Pottery about 10 years ago by Ken Hankins of Shiloh Pottery in Hampstead MD, I have continued this age old craft at The New Bern Arts and Wellness.


With hundreds upon hundreds of photo collections, I tend to rotate my photo gallery every few months….


Collection of various Thrown and Slab built pottery

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See some of my Glassblown work:

Community Artists Gallery & Studios

Some of my Glassblowing pieces may be seen at the wonderful CAGS located at 309 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28562

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