Róisín de Buitléar has worked with glass since 1982, drawing inspiration from her Irish cultural heritage. She lives and works in Dublin as an independent artist working with glass as a primary material. She has several site-specific installations in public buildings throughout Ireland.
She also teaches internationally while writing and lecturing on contemporary Irish glass. She taught at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin from 1986 - 2005 and also in the UK, Japan, USA and France. CAUTION! Fragile - Tradition in Transition, her seminal exhibition of glass sculpture based on the heritage of glass at the world famous Waterford Crystal factory will open at the National Museum of Ireland in 2018. This collaborative project with three master glass masters from the factory in association with The Museum of Glass Tacoma highlights traditional crafts of cutting and copper-wheel engraving, and combines oral histories and contemporary sound performance which explores her experience of participatory and collaborative practice. She is currently working on a National Children's remembrance park and the National Children's Hospital Dublin. Her artworks are represented in public and private collections in Ireland, Britain, Japan, and USA.