Roger Hardy - Suffolk artist

Sunday, 30 September 2018


I stand corrected. It was a hen harrier I saw this morning. Just checked on line, and I remember seeing a distinctive white stripe across the base of the tail. A very beautiful bird.


This morning I was at my outdoor studio searching for new pieces for sculpture. Last day of September and the weather was perfect. Very still and bright. Saw lots of bird life on the mud flats. A red kite flew right by me as I was leaving. Gathered some very interesting pieces of wood and flint. My outdoor studio never disappoints.

Saturday, 29 September 2018


This is a great old boat from todays visit to the yard. In need of some attention. Great texture and colour.


Had a good morning hunting through the boat yard this morning. Collecting fragments to use in wall hung constructions.
Picked up this very small fragment of copper which forms a perfect profile.


Here is a very recent river cast. Mounted on an elm base. Interestingly lots of the wood I collect is elm. Used as it has great resistance to rotting in salt water. It also happens to be my favourite type of wood. It has the most interesting grain, almost reflecting the ripples and flow of the river.

Thursday, 27 September 2018


Below are 2 recent river casts, taken from wooden sculptures made from pieces of wood found on the location where I made the casts. This way of working is interesting as it forms a cycle of creation from the original found piece of wood, sculpting it in the studio, then returning it where it was found to make a plaster cast at low tide.
This captures a moment in time and gives the human form layers of time and tide.

Sunday, 23 September 2018


I have just installed a large bronze commission for a collector in Suffolk.

It is sited in a wonderful location in their grounds in woods. Really good to connect my work to the landscape, close to where I gather the wood and material that I use.

The bronze is 105cm high patinated with the subtle tones of the wood it was cast from. With burnished bronze coming through where there are chisel marks.
The piece is mounted on a re claimed oak post.

Thursday, 13 September 2018


Guardian. Showing now at ARTSPSACE Woodbridge. Runs until the 19th September.



I have 12 recent Sculptures showing in a group show in Woodbridge at ARTSPACE.

The exhibition runs from
14th Sept - 19th Sept 2018
64 Thouroughfare, Woodbridge IP12 1AL

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