Photo: Lorraine Robson in West Lothian, Scotland

Lorraine Robson

Artist, Maker

Lorraine Robson studied Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating she worked for a Commercial Sculpture Studio, producing commissioned fibreglass figures. During this period Lorraines own sculpture developed in plaster, fibreglass and cold cast metals. This work was exhibited in galleries including the Collective, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Fruitmarket. Lorraine makes beautiful, thought provoking, sophisticated hand-built ceramics that pay homage to ancient skills while embracing contemporary influences. She creates intuitively, a fusion of ideas, drawing on a kaleidoscope of images and observations to make work with a unique identity balanced between manufactured, machine made and organic references. Her ceramics, often dictated by the classic vessel form and containment, are not designed as functional. Coiling is her main method of construction, slab and pinching for more complex forms. The surface is refined using metal scrapers and further worked using abrasive papers when dry. Each vessel is fired a minimum of three times, the surface sanded and polished using silicon carbide, then diamond abrasives, between each firing. “In a world where pressure is on instant results, dominated by commercialism and technology, I enjoy the meditative nature of allowing the form to evolve with handwork, imagination, and human labour using the most primitive and natural materials available - the earth itself”. read full statement

Location West Lothian, Scotland
Activities Early years education, Primary education, Secondary education, Adult education, Special needs education, Residencies, Workshops, Arts in health, Disability arts, Community arts, Participatory projects, Private commissions