Though born in Papua New Guinea, Robson has lived most of her life in Australia. She is now based in Alice Springs, teaching in the art department at Charles Darwin University while maintaining her studio practice. She first concentrated in modern Asian studies, and spent years working as a language teacher, but in her late 20s she took a pottery class and knew instantly how she wanted to spend her life. She got an advanced diploma in ceramics at Southbank TAFE in Brisbane, and a degree in contemporary arts at Southern Cross University in Lismore. Her work was selected in two World Ceramics Biennales in South Korea and is held in national and international collections. She is regularly featured in art and design publications.