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Tony Roberts

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2014

Artworks for sale: 178

(50)

United Kingdom

Updates from Tony Roberts's studio

  • Couldn’t sleep, so started doodling in my phone.... decided she’s fixing her hair. Hope you like it!

    25 January 2020

    Tony in his studio, summer 2019

    Tony in his studio, summer 2019

    A corner of the studio, full of pictures selected for the studio sale, 2019

    06 November 2019

    Cast glass and bronze mural

    Cast glass and bronze mural

    See the finished work! It's full of references and memories of Julia Barker, drawn from students and her colleagues' memories of her following her tragic death.... If you'd like a cast glass mural, then contact me please - I love making them! Just click on the 'commission' button here in Artfinder. I always agree a design before starting to make it. As a rough guide, these works are about £100 per square foot, and easy to mount (they're pre-fixed on wooden panels, ready to screw to the wall, indoors or out).

    29 November 2017

    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

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