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Roberta Mason
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Artist statement

Water has always informed the way Roberta thinks: She grew up with it and still spends most of her spare time in, on, or next to the sea, so it's no surprise that her work is strongly influenced in this way.

As a designer/maker Roberta utilises kiln-forming and hot glass techniques to create unique work that often explores perspectives around our relationship with the environment.

Glass is the cornerstone of Roberta’s practice and it is the properties of glass itself - flow, transparency, opacity and reactivity - that make it the perfect material for her work. She is also interested in the intersection of glass with other materials to drive narrative and she is constantly inspired by this quote from Aristotle: “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance
of things, but their inward significance.”

The new Proifera pieces are Murrine-based sculptures inspired by the forms and structure of the amazing creatures classed as Porifera: marine sponges. Each piece is unique due to the making process. It's a multistage process that requires canes to be made, which are then cut up, reassembled, reheated, and picked up on a hot bubble, then blown into the form. These are then cold worked to the finished piece. They’re the first of their kind and we’re privileged to show them in our gallery.

Roberta says that studying for an MA in Ceramics and Glass at Royal College of Art, London is both challenging and deepening her understanding of her relationship with water, and the work that she’s exploring is based on immersion and bubbles as a kind of language.

Memberships include the Contemporary Glass Society, the Scottish Glass Society, as well as a juried membership to Handmade in Britain and a Selected Maker for Craft & Design Magazine.






Proifera - Pink | Amber
Murrine sculptures inspired by marine sponges
H 25-26cm
£575 each
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Aquamarine Lagoon
Fused and cast glass sculpture
W29cm x L27cm x H1.5cm
£450
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Watering Hole / Billabong Bowl I
Fused and cast glass sculpture
Dia21cm x H9cm
£275
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Winter Lagoon
Fused and cast glass sculpture
W29cm x L27cm x H1.5cm
£450
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Watering Hole / Billabong Bowl III
Fused and cast glass sculpture
Dia21.5cm x H8cm
£275
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To see ARobertas glass, pop into the gallery. If you would like to purchase any of Roberta’s work, we are happy to offer a mail order service and can accept payment by most major debit and credit cards over the telephone, or via Paypal.

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Seeds
Fused and cast glass sculpture
Dia9cm x H7cm
£345
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