Rob received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Regina, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan and an artistic education as provided by his father, Gus Froese, landscape painter and muralist. He has travelled to Europe, Israel, Turkey, Southeast Asia, Mexico and Japan.
Japanese cultural and culinary aesthetics have greatly influenced the way Rob works in clay. These aesthetics shape his interest in the tactile experience of using a dish and how physical qualities of a clay body inspire and direct form and function. Rob maintains a studio practice in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan while returning periodically to Japan where his work has been shown in 21 solo exhibitions.