Roger Hardy - Suffolk artist

Sunday, 16 June 2019


The outside of the studio is getting consumed by finds too.
I need to build an extension on the side to create some more room. Will give it a clear roof and windows on the north side. A project for the end of summer when I have a bit of time.

Monday, 10 June 2019


Here is a recent find on the beach at high tide in Aldeburgh. A well worn piece of bone.
It is easy to see how Henry Moore was so inspired by such finds on Norfolks beaches.
I remember seeing a pile of his finds in the maquette studio at Perry Green last year. The natural world has so much inspiration of course, and always seems to provide the answers to form.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019


Not sure what theses are. Found them on the beach today at Aldeburgh.
Are they ray skulls, or other type of fish.
They are lovely forms, strange to find 3 in a short space along the tide line.
I did see a few dogfish washed up too which was sad to see.

Longest one is 6 inches.

Sunday, 5 May 2019


Had a very interesting 'in conversation' event at Gallery East yesterday with fellow artist Jane Human. It was a full house. Always good to give context and process to work and people engaged fully, with lots of questions and comment which was great.

Saturday, 20 April 2019


Here are some elements in the studio. Collected over time. The bottom piece is an elbow from an old fishing boat in Aldeburgh. A nice find over the Easter period.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019


Here is an area of drying wood that I have collected over quite a period of time. It can take a few months to dry the larger pieces. When they are nearly dry, I select some pieces and bring them into the studio for consideration. Not all pieces make the grade, but most seem to have their place.

Friday, 12 April 2019


Had a good afternoon collecting material at my 'outdoor studio' on the River Alde. Hadn't been for a few weeks, so I found several very interesting pieces. All now pressure washed and will be stored in the outdoor area of the studio to dry out slowly. This process can take months.

Always inspiring being out in the landscape. Lots of wildlife, sounds, smells and fresh air.

Thursday, 11 April 2019


Here is my selection of ground earth pigments.
Adding depth and natural colour to my work.


Here are some detail photos of a recent sculpture in progress with 4 layers of different art pigments.

Monday, 1 April 2019

AMBER and other finds...

Had a good morning on the beach and walking in Dunwich Heath. Had some good finds.
A very luck piece of amber. Plan to set off for a late afternoon beach walk today too, while the sun is still out. Fingers crossed for some more interesting finds.

Friday, 22 March 2019


Here are some detail photos of a recent sculpture in progress. Building up layers of earth pigments. Picks up the detail in the texture of the sea worm holes that pepper he piece of wood. I think it is a piece of old oak. Probably a fragment of ships timber. It is very dark, suggesting it has been on the sea bed under mud for a long time, until the recent storms on the East coast.

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