ROBERTA MASON ART GLASS
Artist. Designer. Maker.
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.
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.
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
Seeing the unseen.
Inspired by the beautiful forms and significance of marine phytoplankton.
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place."
Eddies, whirlpools, maelstroms...this work is inspired by the mesmorising movement of water and light.
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
Exhibition is at the Melia White House Hotel 22-24 Nov 2019. See events above for full details.
Get a look at what I'm up to via my Instagram feed.
Aylesford United Kingdom ME20
+44 777 896 9695
Shared musings on the inspiration, research and processes used in my work.