Roger Hardy - Suffolk artist

Wednesday, 16 January 2019


I am currently working on a series of figures using coastal wood that has been eaten by worm. Pieces of ships timbers in oak, reduced to a series of honey comb pieces. Creates a very interesting dimension where the holes become as important to the form as the oak itself.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019


Good walk yesterday at Snape, along to Iken. Very strong light with dark clouds giving dramatic contrast. Pablo enjoyed it and I found two pieces of muddy river wood.

Sunday, 13 January 2019


Yesterday I had a good morning at the river and along the coast collecting small pieces of wood. I want to build up a collection of small figures to mount together in a collective group. Lots of sorting and drying to be done.
As there have been some very high tides recently and quite wild weather I managed to find some very interesting pieces.


I have added to the series of fragment figures. All pieces of wood gathered at the river. All one type of wood. The dark wood making a contrast to the plaster bases. I would like to cast a series of these in bronze some time. With bright polished bases and dark patinated figures.

Sunday, 6 January 2019


This is a recent sculpture. I wanted to create a sense of the movement of people and community. Relationships and place. Fragments of gathered wood along the coast.


Happy new year. Hope 2019 will be a good one for all.
This is a new sculpture, part of a series of winged figures. Taking flight. Wood gathered from he river Alde and plaster base. Hope to explore this theme further into 2019.

Saturday, 15 December 2018


The winged figure in progress. The grain texture reflects feathers which I like. The form of the piece of wood has helped the wing shapes in the way that it has worn over time and tide. Nature has re shaped the piece of wood, back into a natural form. I will marry another piece of wood to the wing form to create a whole figure. I like the idea of two elements coming together to create the whole.

Friday, 14 December 2018


Detail of the start of a new 'winged figure'. I am working on a series of winged figures. Inspired by working on location at the river, the bird life, and the sound of the wading birds have filtered into the figurative pieces.

Thursday, 13 December 2018


This morning I revealed the cast base from the previous post. It came out well, with a good level of grain detail that I was after. When it is dry I will stain the plaster to create more depth and tie in with the wood of the sculpture.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018


Just cast a base for a new winged figure. Will wait until the morning to break open the mould. Should be lots of wood texture from the shuttering.

Thursday, 6 December 2018


This is a detail of a large recent sculpture. A piece of wood found and sculpted from the river Alde. Time and tide have done their work. The piece is cast into a plaster base. Then patinated with river mud.

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