Tony Roberts

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2014

Artworks for sale: 34

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United Kingdom

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About Tony Roberts

  • Biography
    I'm an artist/sculptor working mainly in cast glass, from the small to the very large.  My career as an artist started as a monk many years ago: since then, I've raised a family of artists with my artistic wife, working at various times as an engineer, teacher and designer, although nowadays I'm simply an artist, creating a body of about fifty works a year, and running hugely enjoyable workshops in cast glass. I work in a studio/workshops/gallery/home in woodland on the Welsh/English borders, where you are welcome to see me and my work.

    Much of my work is based upon the human figure: people fascinate me! I can sit for hours watching and drawing people. Usually, by the time a work is finished, the figure has been abstracted in many ways - but it's still there, and viewers often see this without recognising it as the person who initiated the work.

    Another recurring theme arises from the figure and the actions of humans throughout history, particularly their artworks. I love the way in which human artifacts aquire history, the story of the many people who have spent time living with the creations of people, enjoying the experience or otherwise!

    I stain much of my own glass, using traditional methods, metals and oxides, and cast much of it in sand beds in custom kilns made specifically for my work. I'm always happy to talk about and show off my methods, some of which are quite unique.

    My work has won awards and is collected and displayed mainly in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. I enjoy commissions - currently I'm working on a wall mosaic for a school and a sculpture for a hospital.


    "The artwork arrived a few days ago, and I am so pleased to have it in my home..."

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  • Education

    1996 - 1998

    OCA

    1986 - 1990

    BCS

    1980 - 1986

    Open University

    1967 - 1970

    Liverpool Hope

  • Awards

    1990

    CITP

    Chartered Engineer
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

    Event: Woodland monoliths

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2019

    Venue: Red Stone Studios Coppice Gallery, Candlin Coppice, Red House, Knockin Heath, Oswestry SY10 8EA

    Permanent and growing exhibition of small to large outdoor artworks, mainly in glass, in a woodland gallery adjacent to Tony Roberts' studio.

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    Previous events

    Event: Open Studio 2017

    Dates: June 10, 2017 - June 19, 2017

    Venue: Red Stone Studios Coppice Gallery, Candlin Coppice, Red House, Knockin Heath, Oswestry SY10 8EA

    Open Studio! See new work and buy bargain works in Tony's yearly clearout.

    Event: Tony Roberts' glass sketchbook

    Dates: April 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017

    Venue: Oswestry Heritage Centre, Oswestry, UK

    Small drawn works in cast and laminated glass and bronze.

    Event: Bijoux 2016

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

    Venue: Willow Gallery, Oswestry

    Small works at the Willow Gallery 2016

    Event: Summer 2015

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2015

    Venue: The Willow Gallery, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AE

    Open exhibition

    Event: Tony Roberts 2015

    Dates: June 13, 2015 - June 21, 2015

    Venue: Tony Roberts Studio, Knockin Heath, Oswestry, SY10 8EA

    An both indoor and outdoor exhibition of Tony Roberts' work over the winter and spring of 2015, mainly dedicated to his bronze drawings in cast glass, but including old favourites and studio sale bargains!

    Event: Recent Works - Borderland Visual Arts

    Dates: May 31, 2015 - June 28, 2015

    Venue: The Willow Gallery, Oswestry

    A collection of recent works by professional artists in and around Oswestry

    Event: Bronze in glass

    Dates: March 2, 2015 - April 6, 2015

    Venue: The Library, Oswestry, Shropshire

    An exhibition of work completed in 2014, part of an exploration and stretching of bronze-drawing techniques within cast glass to create unique wallpanels.

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Education

1996 - 1998

OCA

1986 - 1990

BCS

1980 - 1986

Open University

1967 - 1970

Liverpool Hope


Awards

1990

CITP

Chartered Engineer

Upcoming events

Event: Woodland monoliths

Dates: Aug. 1, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2019

Venue: Red Stone Studios Coppice Gallery, Candlin Coppice, Red House, Knockin Heath, Oswestry SY10 8EA

Permanent and growing exhibition of small to large outdoor artworks, mainly in glass, in a woodland gallery adjacent to Tony Roberts' studio.

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Open Studio 2017

Dates: June 10, 2017 - June 19, 2017

Venue: Red Stone Studios Coppice Gallery, Candlin Coppice, Red House, Knockin Heath, Oswestry SY10 8EA

Open Studio! See new work and buy bargain works in Tony's yearly clearout.

Event: Tony Roberts' glass sketchbook

Dates: April 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Venue: Oswestry Heritage Centre, Oswestry, UK

Small drawn works in cast and laminated glass and bronze.

Event: Bijoux 2016

Dates: Nov. 1, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

Venue: Willow Gallery, Oswestry

Small works at the Willow Gallery 2016

Event: Summer 2015

Dates: Aug. 1, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2015

Venue: The Willow Gallery, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AE

Open exhibition

Event: Tony Roberts 2015

Dates: June 13, 2015 - June 21, 2015

Venue: Tony Roberts Studio, Knockin Heath, Oswestry, SY10 8EA

An both indoor and outdoor exhibition of Tony Roberts' work over the winter and spring of 2015, mainly dedicated to his bronze drawings in cast glass, but including old favourites and studio sale bargains!

Event: Recent Works - Borderland Visual Arts

Dates: May 31, 2015 - June 28, 2015

Venue: The Willow Gallery, Oswestry

A collection of recent works by professional artists in and around Oswestry

Event: Bronze in glass

Dates: March 2, 2015 - April 6, 2015

Venue: The Library, Oswestry, Shropshire

An exhibition of work completed in 2014, part of an exploration and stretching of bronze-drawing techniques within cast glass to create unique wallpanels.

Biography

I'm an artist/sculptor working mainly in cast glass, from the small to the very large.  My career as an artist started as a monk many years ago: since then, I've raised a family of artists with my artistic wife, working at various times as an engineer, teacher and designer, although nowadays I'm simply an artist, creating a body of about fifty works a year, and running hugely enjoyable workshops in cast glass. I work in a studio/workshops/gallery/home in woodland on the Welsh/English borders, where you are welcome to see me and my work.

Much of my work is based upon the human figure: people fascinate me! I can sit for hours watching and drawing people. Usually, by the time a work is finished, the figure has been abstracted in many ways - but it's still there, and viewers often see this without recognising it as the person who initiated the work.

Another recurring theme arises from the figure and the actions of humans throughout history, particularly their artworks. I love the way in which human artifacts aquire history, the story of the many people who have spent time living with the creations of people, enjoying the experience or otherwise!

I stain much of my own glass, using traditional methods, metals and oxides, and cast much of it in sand beds in custom kilns made specifically for my work. I'm always happy to talk about and show off my methods, some of which are quite unique.

My work has won awards and is collected and displayed mainly in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. I enjoy commissions - currently I'm working on a wall mosaic for a school and a sculpture for a hospital.


"The artwork arrived a few days ago, and I am so pleased to have it in my home..."

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