About - Hoobs Glass


Adam Whobrey a.k.a Hoobs

 

    Since I was a young boy I have had an overactive imagination, from drawing to computer graphics to clay and wood. There was nothing that compared to melting glass in a flame. From the first time I touched glass I knew I would do it for the rest of my life.

       Adam Whobrey was born 1982,  in Torrance California . Submerged in a melting pot of sub-culture ,  he found the underground art of flame working glass in 2001. Mainly self-taught he developed his skills outside of traditional schooling, traveling the US sharing techniques with fellow glass artists. In 2010 Adam created the first glass sneaker which gained him world-wide recognition for his mastered sculpting, with collectors including famous musicians and businessmen. Now after nearly two decades spent mastering his craft,  he is pushing the limits of the medium. Adam has lead some of the largest projects ever created with borosilicate glass in the world. His work has blended cultures and help expose the art form to a broad audience.

       Adam has held art exhibits throughout the US, Canada & Europe. He has taught in the US, Canada and Europe, has been featured in multiple glass and non- glass related magazines. And his work is now collected and sold in over 18 different countries.

 

Exhibitions

2013 - Let It Ride: Goosefire Gallery, Long Beach, California

2013 - DFO - Competitor: Conerstone Glass, Eugene, Oregon

2014 - Live Art Demo: Illuzions Glass Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2014 - Symbiosis: Tacoma, Washington

2014 - Counter Culture: Habatat Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

2015 - In Session Tobacco Leaf Studios, Tallahasse, Florida

2015 - Live Art Demo: Grand Opening Goosefire Gallery Westminster, California

2015 - Ultra-Violet: Goosefire Gallery, Westminster, California

2015 - Pipe Classic - Competitor: Bern Gallery, Burlingtion, Vermont

2016 - Yin & Yang: Habatat Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

2016 - Big Galleria: BIG Show , Miami Beach Florida

2016 - Live Art Demo: Piece of Mind OC, Newport Beach, Califronia

2016 - Solection: 52nd Glass Gallery Everett, Washington

2016 - Sole Brother: Toronto, Canada

2016 - Live Art Demo: Toronto Flamworking Studio, Toronto, Canada

2016 - Live Art Demo: Cultiva  Vienna, Austria

2017 - Comic Chron: Just Another Gallery, San Diego, California

2018 - Borofield Studio : 3-day Class taught , Huddersfield, England

2018 - European Flame-Off : Invited Judge , London, England​

2019 - Spannabis Art show : RDM Gallery , Barcelona , Spain

2019 - DFO Flameoff Competitor : Peoples Choice Winner

2019 - Day of Dunks : RDM Gallery , Barcelona , Spain

Publications

2007 - Best of Glass, High Times Magazine

2012 - Best of Glass, High Times Magazine

2013 - Created Snoop Dogs Lifetime Achievement Award, High Times Magazine

2013 - Nuggerty Magazine - Cover Photo

2014 - Cover Story, OC Weekly

2015 - Art Feature, Hot Breath Magazine

2016 - Interview, Hot Breath Magazine

2016 - Cover Photo and Feature, Hot Breath Magazine

2016 - Art Feature, XXL Magazine

2018 - Interview, Vegas Cannabis