Robert Cruce is a fourth-generation marble mason who began the trade in 1980 in Seattle, Washington under the guidance of his grandfather. He became a journeyman with Bell Marble in 1983 and went on to become a marble mason in 1985.
He began working with Seattle Marble and Granite in 1990 and continued working with the company for the next seven years before joining Jeff Homchick in the marble trade in 2000. He has worked on and off with JCH (Jeff Homchick) Marble for the past 17 years. During this time, Cruce honed his skills and began creating sculptures and art pieces of his own. From 2008-2011 he worked with Seattle Solstice, which designs, engineers, and fabricates large scale stone and glass sculptures and water features.
He is currently a member of the Northwest Stone Sculpture Association (NWSSA) and the Stone Foundation. NWSSA is an association of stone sculptors that was founded in 1984 in Seattle. The first symposium was in 1986 in the Methow Valley east of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. The association has grown to include stone sculptors and associates throughout the western US, Canada, and other parts of the world.