Tony Roberts

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2014

Artworks for sale: 34

(25)

United Kingdom

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  • Finished!

    Finished!

    Well, I've finished the left-hand side. There's still the right-hand side to do, but that'll have to wait awhile as I catch up with other projects and hold my annual Open Studio (middle two weekends of June). It looks good! I'm very happy to undertake glass panel commissions like this, by the way! Any size, shape or subject, and remember I love a challenge! I quote for each commission individually, but the rough rule-of-thumb is £100 per square foot or £900 per square metre.

    04 May 2017

    Final clean-up and polish

    Final clean-up and polish

    04 May 2017

    Sticking each piece in place

    Sticking each piece in place

    I use a reflective, flexible, weatherproof adhesive to hold everything exactly where in its place. Reflective, to bring up the colour; flexible, to accommodate the tiny differences in expansion and contraction rates in the finished panel. It has to last many years.

    02 May 2017

    Commemorations

    Commemorations

    This plaque is a memorial... Julia's students have written their own memories and feelings in a book of rememberance. Some are to be included in the mosaic, fired into the glass. Here they are being positioned...

    28 April 2017

    Laying-out

    Laying-out

    The fired glass is cleaned and laid out carefully in its final position.

    28 April 2017

    First firing... the colours appear.

    First firing... the colours appear.

    It's always exciting to open the kiln and see the transformation in the glass! These have been fired at 850°C, at which temperature the glass forms a nice smooth-edged puddle in the approximate shape of the cut glass.

    28 April 2017

    First firing... loading the kiln

    First firing... loading the kiln

    The cut glass is laid out in the kiln. It's covered in powdered glass which will create colour...

    12 April 2017

    Day two...

    Day two...

    Mosaic bed panels all marked up and weather-proofed (I soak them in PVA and fix a mesh to provide a grip for the glass). I've just started cutting glass now, as you can see. It's clear glass for now: I'll be staining it later.

    04 April 2017

    Laying out the design...

    Laying out the design...

    I've sealed the backing boards and attached the layout/design...

    03 April 2017

    Making a glass mural in memory of Julie

    Making a glass mural in memory of Julie

    I've just started this: a wall of glass in memory of well-loved teacher Julie Barker. It's to go in her college. Fitst - put up a big work table and shelter To make it in! Here it is...

    03 April 2017

    Making Monoliths...

    Making Monoliths...

    The final two for 2016...

    07 October 2016

    Make-a-Monolith workshop last week

    Make-a-Monolith workshop last week

    Checking the students Monoliths.

    12 August 2016

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