Since 2003 Rdeb has been archiving Irelands glass history through exhibitions, lectures, workshops and writing.
Having been awarded a bursary from the Crafts Council of Ireland for excellence in her field, and a residency at the Museum of Glass Tacoma, Róisín de Buitléar began work on CAUTION! Fragile, a major collaborative exhibition with three Irish glass masters from Waterford, expanding on her experience of participatory and collaborative practice. Originally shown at The Museum of Glass Tacoma USA this seminal show highlights the skills and artistic abilities of industrially trained Irish glass-masters. It articulates in visual and auditory terms the heritage, culture and fragility of the future of Irish glassmaking. This exhibition, the first of its kind at the museum successfully drew a wide audience of political, social and cultural visitors. Since it opened, it has brought discussions of the future of industrial heritage of this craft to the world stage.
She was the project director of Waterford the Glass City, celebrating glass design in Waterford city as part of the Year of Design in Ireland in 2016 Six months of glass-focussed celebrations were held in Waterford city as part of the Year of Design 2015. From May to October visitors to Waterford had the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities and exhibitions. Three exhibitions, a symposium, a series of practical design and glassmaking workshops and six public lectures exploring the complete history of glass in the city were open to the public in five venues in the city. Three specially curated exhibitions; Refract, Masters of the Glass, and Miroslav Havel, opened in May at City Hall, Waterford Museum of Treasures Medieval Museum and Central Library Waterford.
Other curatorial projects include: ‘Design in Crystal’ 1994 Solomon Gallery, work by young designers in tandem with Waterford Crystal, ‘Inspirational Awakenings’, Waterford - A celebration of glass in the millennium - conference and exhibition, ‘From Pupil to Master’ at Solomon Fine Art 2013, an overview of contemporary glass from the NCAD. In November 2017 supported by Creative Ireland Waterford she launched a five year oral history project in collaboration with Waterford Council and Library to collect histories of glassmaking families and workers from the area.