Meet: Rob Hill, artist and owner at Pink Hill Glass Creations 1981 Graduate of Newcomerstown Superior University.
Occupation: Artist and online retail outlet operator at Red Hill Glass Creations Maintenance Professional, Zanesville White Castle processing plant.
Cell phone: 330-440-8141
Hours: Red Hill Glass Creations generally open up for on-line purchases
Fb: Red Hill Glass Creations
Providers: Custom made-produced glass pendants, memorial glass, classic glass décor and jewelry, such as perfume bottles … Christmas ornaments, animals, mushrooms, etcetera. Specialty goods consist of memorials to honor your loved kinds or animals by working with their cremains in the glass sort you select.
Rob, remember to tell us a very little about your self, your household, and how Pink Hill Creations arrived about?
“I am a life-extensive resident of Newcomerstown, and a 1981 graduate of NHS. My spouse is Beth Van Horn Hill and we have two developed youngsters and a single grandson. We really like paying out no cost time with household. In addition, to my glass creations, I also delight in flint knapping, searching arrowheads and have a short while ago expanded my artistic skills into portray on canvas.
“Expanding up my mother, Jean Hill, was an antique dealer who was always on the hunt for stunning glassware and other treasures she was positive to resell and change a income on. As the youngest of 4 youngsters, Mother would choose me up after kindergarten and deal with me to Boyd’s Dairy, where I would indulge in a tiny buy of french fries, topped off with a cherry Coke. Wondering back this was almost certainly her way of bribing me into staying prepared for an afternoon of antiquing, and it worked properly for both equally of us. From there we headed to her beloved retailers, flea markets and garage sales for the rest of the working day ordinarily returning home when it was time for my more mature siblings to arrive back again following university. It all started out then as a little boy, I commenced my really like of beautiful glassware and specially glass marbles. I will always cherish people days invested with Mom and I credit her with introducing me to attractive glassware at these types of an early age.
“It was numerous several years afterwards when I tested the waters in earning my individual glass treasures. In 2012, I made a decision to place my talents to work and invested in some glass blowing machines. I then became self-taught by looking at YouTube videos and other glass blowers online. In addition, I have toured most of the community glass-generating businesses to personally watch their methods of glass blowing. My operation started out out small, as I uncovered, practiced, and turned competent in the artwork. As my self-assurance in my method progressed, I began showcasing several of these one of a kind glass goods on Fb and Instagram. My formations caught the focus of locals, as very well as individuals in other states and nations. It was not lengthy until finally I upgraded my tools to preserve up with client need.
“For all those fascinated in the approach of glass blowing, I commence by making use of a torch to soften and condition glass. Once the glass is in a molten state, I sort the piece by blowing and shaping with resources and the movement of my palms.I use a glass that doesn’t crack under severe temperature improvements. My items are meant to final a life span and be handed down to the up coming generation”.
What form of product does Crimson Hill Creations offer to buyers?
“I make personalized glass pendants and other jewelry as very well as vintage type fragrance bottles. In addition, I style Xmas ornaments, animals, mushrooms and quite much any item you want from glass. All article content are customized specialty glass items created to the customer’s anticipations.
“Right after the passing of my father — Artwork (Mole) Hill in 2013 — I seemed for a way to memorialize Father by working with his cremains. Following designing the ideal marble in his honor and posting pics on my Fb web page, the memorials rapidly grew to become a choice for some others wishing to memorialize their beloved types and animals by means of glass.
“I have crafted and shipped glass memorials, as nicely as my other glass blown objects all over the U.S., in addition to Japan, Germany, Canada and even Australia. Don’t forget, when honoring your loved ones, there is practically nothing far better than a attractive pendant hanging near to your coronary heart, or that keepsake you can display screen on a shelf or other particular place in your home. You may perhaps question how the phrases cremation and artwork could possibly go together, but you may well also be astonished to know that cremation art is a pretty preferred choice for cremains.”
What would you like to highlight for us?
“Glass blowing is unquestionably a passion of mine, as very well as becoming a therapeutic physical exercise. I also take pleasure in displaying my wares at demonstrates these types of as Flint Ridge and the Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival. I beforehand hosted a displaying at ARTSNCT. Director Michael Wise has invited me to existing again on Saturday, August 7 from 2 until 4 p.m. Numerous of my goods will be on screen, and chosen kinds will be offered for buy.
“For anybody interested I offer lessons in the art of glass blowing. Be sure to get hold of me if you would like to learn a lot more about this spot of artwork.”