Title: Ebb & Flow II
Medium: Diptych, Ceramic & Architectural Plaster Motifs on Cradled Panel

Price: £6950

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About the Artist

Working from her purpose built studio in central Scotland, Lorraine Robson has been designing and exhibiting sculpture and ceramics for over 35 years representing the UK at prestigious Ceramic European and International juried competitions including Austria, Taiwan, Croatia, USA and UK.

Selected through Crafts Council to promote the best in contemporary UK craft abroad by Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office her work is in FCDO permanent collection, displayed in the ambassador’s residence, Islamabad.

Tidal, the most recent body of work is derived from of a sustained period of research and development between 2020-2024.

The primary reductive motifs used within her work reference the natural world, land and sea. Robson produces moulds in rubber and plaster to facilitate the production of hand-crafted ceramic vessels and original architectural plaster and resin sculptures. She has also been experimenting with directly casting from life, which has added a new dimension to her work.

A reoccurring motif within Robson’s current work is the mussel shell. A two-piece natural form observed and collected from beaches. Robson has remodelled the forms in clay and plaster before recasting, cutting, joining and altering, reducing the shape and texture into its most basic form at variety of scales to create either simple or complex wall relief and sculptural arrangements.

“After completing a major award-winning Hospital Commission, the ideas and inspiration continue to flow. Moving on from very personal Dementia related themes, this body of work reflects my need for a period of peace, calm and reflection.

Work presented is a conscious aesthetic and practical move from creation of hand-built single ceramic vessels returning wholeheartedly to my sculptural roots, in fine art installation and wall relief works, albeit finely crafted. I love the act of mixing and pouring liquid plaster and clay slip, from which a solid tangible artwork is realised.

The design draws inspiration from simple shells, broken, discarded on beaches and seaweed washed up on shores, growing on rocks or the imprints left in sand. The focus is on the light, shadows, the negative and positive spaces, using repeat bas relief forms that project from or break through smooth surfaces.”

Lorraine studied sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art and currently works from her studio in the outskirts of Edinburgh. She was awarded National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland to present work at Collect 2020. This installation was shown in the SSA 130 years exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy 2022.

Her work is held in private and public collections.