ROBERTA MASON ART GLASS

Artist. Designer. Maker.

PORIFERA

#porifera

Welcome to my latest work.
We all have our own idea of places we feel happy and connected. For me, it’s the sea. As a keen diver, I have always found coral reefs to be places that fill me with wide-eyed wonder. These magnificent, undersea gardens are populated by animals rather than plants – an extraordinary otherworld. Porifera (marine sponges) are weirdly beautiful animals that form a rarely discussed, essential part of the marine ecosystem.They are found from the shallows to the abyss, gracing us with their beautiful forms and colours.

 
 

ARTIST BIO

It’s all about the sea.

My work is inspired by the formation of waves, the language of bubbles and the amazing world of strange and wonderful marine creatures. I want to share this passion through my work and hope that, in the words of Rachel Carson, “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
The creation of my work involves using traditional glass techniques, in non-traditional ways, to make unique, sculptural work and installations. The transparency and movement of hot glass captures a snapshot of life in a way few materials can.
My journey into art has come via science and technology and I have recently graduated with an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art in London.
I have work in private collections in the US and UK and have exhibited my work internationally.

 

SHOREBREAK

#shorebreak

A new perspective.

These works were inspired by watching waves break from below the surface. Tubes of bubbles making a frame for the wave.  A world of its own.

 

THE MOST CHARMING CREATURES

#themostcharmingcreatures

Seeing the unseen.
Inspired by the beautiful forms and significance of marine phytoplankton.

 
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"Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

Rumi

                               

#bethechange

 

VORTEX

#vortex

Eddies, whirlpools, maelstroms...this work is inspired by the mesmorising movement of water and light.

 
 
Events
Life Forms Exhibition
Sat, May 02
Pyramid Gallery
May 02, 5:00 PM – Jul 12, 6:00 PM
Pyramid Gallery, 43 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW, UK
Glass inspired by structure, form and evolution in the natural world
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Art Rooms Award Exhibition - Finalist
Fri, Nov 22
Meliá White House Hotel
Nov 22, 2019, 6:00 PM
Meliá White House Hotel, Albany Street, Regent's Park, London NW1 3UP, UK
Art Rooms Award Finalists Exhibition
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VAO19 Finalist Exhibition - People's Choice Award Winner
Fri, Nov 15
Chester Racecourse
Nov 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – Nov 17, 2019, 5:00 PM
Chester Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY, UK
Visual Arts Open Prize 2019 Finalist Exhibition. Thanks to all who attended and for voting for my work. I am thrilled to receive the People's Choice Award for my work.
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NEWS

What's going on and where to find my work.

Life Forms Exhibition

I am over the moon to to included in the upcoming Life Forms Exhibtions at the Pyramid Gallery in York from May to July 2020. The exibibtion is to celebrate the launch of the research ship, the Beagle. See events above for full details.

Art Rooms Awards

Excited to be among the finalists in the Art Rooms awards for 2019

https://art-rooms.org/finalists-artworks/

Exhibition is at the Melia White House Hotel 22-24 Nov 2019. See events above for full details.

Where to Buy

See anything you like? Please feel free to contact me. I'm always happy to discuss opportunities and ideas. You can also find my work here:

 

INSTA -FEED

Get a look at what I'm up to via my Instagram feed.

 

CONTACT

Aylesford United Kingdom ME20

+44 777 896 9695

BLOG

Shared musings on the inspiration, research and processes used in my work.

©2019 by Roberta Mason Art Glass