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Glass Art by Richard T Roberts price range £1523-£2860

Artist’s Biography.

Richard Roberts is currently studying for an MA in Design & Applied Arts (glass) at Wolverhampton University. He is based in Walsall, West Midlands and was determined to explore the world of glass after seeing a glass blowing demonstration at the Red House Cone Glass Museum, Stourbridge. He subsequently studied glass at the International Glass Centre, Dudley College for two years. Although he has practiced glass blowing, he has specialised in creating glass sculptures using kiln casting techniques. These are similar to the metal lost wax process which he has used for many years in his bronze sculptures. He also attended a Foundation in Art & Design at High Wycombe Polytechnic and studied a BA Hon’s in Fine Art Sculpture at the Norwich School of Art.

 

Artist’s Statement.

I primarily use kiln casting glass techniques in 3D and in relief forms, also resin sand casting using centrifugal methods. Man’s physical and sensual awareness with the natural forces of nature inform my glass work, especially water, as a keen and regular swimmer and water polo player. I’m also intrigued by human/animal composite forms whether from mythology or from one’s own invention.