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Lecturing & Writing

Ireland Glass Biennale 2023 Symposium:
Creative Resilience:
advocacy and community building through educational and glass practice(s)


Hibernian conference centre, Dublin Castle 27th & 28th of April 2023


Glass Ireland Publication 2022

An Crann Balún

Tá lúcháir orm an t-alt seo a bheith foilsithe i mo theanga dhúchais féin san eagrán is déanaí de Glass Ireland. Is é an chéad cheann i stair an chumainn. Ní aistrítear é agus suíonn sé mar phíosa i measc na n-alt eile go léir. Le huirlisí cosúil le scanadh aistritheoirí ar Google ciallaíonn sé gur féidir aon cheann dár n-alt i dteanga ar bith a aistriú go teanga ar bith agus ligean sé don scríbhneoir iad féin a chur in iúl, ina gcuid féin.
Míle buíochas le Fiona Byrne an teagarthóir, agus Anna Moran cathaoirleach an choiste as an tábhacht a bhaineann leis seo dúinne a labhraíonn Gaeilge chuile lá a aithint.

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Irish Arts Review 

Winter edition 2022/ Design section - Lucinda Robertson

 Signature tableware; beakers, wine glasses, jugs and bowls of simple lines in luscious colours echo Lucinda Robertson's Scandinavian training and aesthetic. She is one of a handful independent glassblowers in Ireland and increasingly her practice is becoming more challenging to continue.


Online panel discussion


Generation co-curator Muireann Charleton chaired panel discussion with exhibition makers, ceramic artist Katharine West, knife maker Hugo Byrne and artist Róisín de Buitléar. Makers discuss the experience of growing up within creative families, reflecting on archival pieces in the exhibition and the legacy of previous generations. The panel highlights the makers life-long immersive experiences in a craft culture, and considers what a future Culture of Making might look like.




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7 March


10:00 to 17:00


CIT Cork School of Music Stack Theatre Union Quay Cork

MAKE 2020 will focus on the labour of art, its value in social and economic contexts, the status of the handmade and of the factory.

MAKE 2020 is hosted by CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.



and Artists:


Róisín de Buitléar will speak on the Value of Advocacy 

Understanding the impact arts and culture plays on the wider society is critical to shaping and developing arguments in favour of sustained public investment in arts and culture.

In Waterford there has never been a more important time to stimulate debate, work in partnership with the community and share information, so that the benefits of its glassmaking culture are discussed as a mainstream issue.

Driving the development of evidence and research in Waterford of the significance and validity of its glassmaking culture, has been to the fore of Róisín de Buitléar’s practice for the past twenty five years. This presentation will examine how working with local communities, city councils, the Design and Crafts Council and national and international museums have created opportunites for engagement, experience and retelling of histories to advocate for evaluating and driving change for a new future for glass in Ireland  Using a bottom up approach, she will share how society, education, economy, and health can be impacted through valueing current assets.

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What is Placemaking, where can we find effective examples in the world and what can we learn from them?


Chair of the British Glass Biennale, Róisín de Buitléar, will be joined by Brandi Clark, Executive Director of the Glass Arts Society, and Eivind Falk, Director of the Norwegian Crafts Institute.

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Creating Allure


Lecture at An Ghrianán Co Louth 

Creating Allure was the subject of Róisín de Buitléar's lecture at the annual Traditional Lacemakers of Ireland workshop this September. Covering: concept, design, function and decorative motifs, Róisín emcouraged the audience to look to traditional patterns of lacemaking to maintain authenticity while challenging them to become more creative about what was being made and look for more relevant contexts for new work. 

'A tradition stays alive only when it is constantly being reinvented' Olivier Brault Foundation of Bettencourt Schueller 

Intricate bobbins in all colours, includ

Frequently invited as an international speaker on contemporary glass her recent lectures have included; Mise Eire at National Museum of Ireland, ‘Home’ at Maynooth University, ‘Waterford the Glass City’ International engagements include: San Jose Art museum, Best practice case study on behalf of CIAV Meisenthal France, Innocrafts conference Finland,    European Glass Biennale Denmark on behalf of Glass Is Tomorrow,   and the Glass Art Society Conference  USA/ 


Her recent published written works on Glass include; ‘A Golden Odyssey ‘the opening chapter of Ulysses Cylinders by Dale Chihuly Seaver Leslie 2014, ‘A New Age of Glass’,  Mondo Darc Design Magazine 2013 GB. ‘Context and Culture’ TL Design Magazine 2013 Belgium.  Emma Bourke; Irish Arts review.


Please see news section for forthcoming public lectures.

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