Maria creates a narrative evoking something significant from natures’ transformation, transience and fragility. She engages with both the fictional and the scientific, creating concepts around the notion of beauty and addressing both vulnerability and strength in real time, invoking paradoxical and shifting natural phenomena as well as the huge destructive shifts that are taking place in the natural world.
Born in Spain, Zulueta completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art and moved to London in1989. She graduated with an MA in Glass from the University in Sunderland in 2017. Over the pass 27years, Maria has been mastering glass processes particularly in kiln cast techniques, promoting excellence in glasswork, as an artist, mentor and master teacher.
Zulueta immerses herself into a continual exploration of materials and processes through an intuitive, inquisitive and thoughtful engagement of playful encounter of material and making and philosophy.
She was awarded Best in Show and the Glass Prize at the Victoria & Albert Museum, shortlisted nominee for the British Craft in Japan and the contemporary Art Prize at the Affordable Art Fair in London. Maria’s work has been exhibited internationally in Museums and galleries including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MAVA in Spain, The National Glass Centre in the UK, The Mall Gallery and the Contemporary Art exhibition at Sotheby’s in London and the British Glass Biennale in 2019, 2017 and 2004.