The artistic duo CUD, John Drury & Robbie Miller were artists in residence at S12 in May 2014
Originally from Ohio, John Drury currently lives with his wife and children in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of the MFA program at Ohio State University and was a founding trustee of the public access facility Glass Axis, in the 1980´s. John was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award for the Visual Arts (1997), has taught and lectures throughout the US and Internationally at the Pilchuck Glass School; The Glass Furnace, Istanbul; The Museum of Glass in Tacoma; Urban Glass NYC and Glass Art Society Conferences 36, 40 and 42. Mr Drury is a regular contributor to both Glass amd Neues Glas magazines.
In 1988 John Drury and Robbie Miller of Vancouver began an extensive body of conceptually based work that they sign under the joint moniker CUD. Well known for his whimsical Duck series and a name from the short-list of who´s who from the early days of the Studio Glass Movements hold in Seattle, Robbie Miller was a key player during the more-intimate days of early Chihuly blows, the Pilchuck Glass School and the infamous Bubbah-Mavis Gallery. Also a longtime employee of Ben Moore Incorporated, Robbie has assisted in the creation of artworks by glass legends Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Dick Marquis, Dan Dailey, Richard Royal and countless others. Robbie´s blown glass forms based on commercially manufactured shapes are a dose of sly intervention, though historically grounded, metaphorically containing the challenges of each day.
In 2013, Drury and Miller will celebrate 25 years of collaboration. Chance, circumstance and humor inform discourse