Technique:Hot glass, Kiln work


Discipline:Design, Installation, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Conferences, Exhibition, Sponsorship

Product:Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Fine Art, Installations, Sculptural, Sculpture

Country:United Kingdom


Roberta Mason

It's All about the Sea... I am a believer in the “the fundamental interconnectedness of all things” as coined by Douglas Adams. It’s a humorous truth in a world where global urbanisation has moved many of us away from our deep connections with nature. Connection is so important, and we all have our own idea of places we feel happy – connected, for me, it’s the sea – an extraordinary otherworld. My work is inspired by my underwater experiences, the language of bubbles and the amazing world of strange and wonderful marine creatures. I aim to celebrate them and their strange beauty with my work whilst bringing attention to the vital roles they often play in sustaining our ocean ecosystems. Through my work, I want to share my passion 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 hot glass techniques, in non-traditional, environmentally sustainable ways, to make unique, sculptural work and installations. Hot glass is the perfect vehicle as it’s transparency and movement capture a snapshot of life in a way few materials can. My journey into art has come via science and technology. I received my MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art in 2018 and I have exhibited internationally with work in private collections in Australia, China, Europe, the UK and the United States. I have recently moved to west Wales and joined forces with another glassmaker to establish an environmentally sustainable, carbon friendly studio. You can follow our progress in my blog. (

My most recent projects are based around sustainability and climate change.
I have 3 new lines of work which make up my new ‘Climate’ collections. These are all made with re-melted waste glass from our new sustainable studio in West Wales.
The evolution of the studio toward being sustainable is a project in itself, and is documented in my blog.
I am very excited about my newest work which is developing my practice toward more sculptural work. I am excited to have received a bursary from Fresh Air to make and exhibit my first outdoor sculpture in the summer 2024. With other sculptural pieces being shown at Doddington Hall and Upton Castle as well.

Beyond Words II , Stephen Heaton

Porifera Stages of Life , Matthew Booth

Carbon Neutral , Matthew Booth

Shorebreak I , Tony Bunn

Limpets and Landscape , Stephen Heaton

Seagrass Superhero I , Stephen Heaton

Porifera Green , Matthew Booth

Old Ice , Matthew Booth

The Most Charming Creatures - Ohana II , Matthew Booth