Spotlight: Roger Hardy

Humanity embodied in form by sculptor Roger Hardy
22 November, 2020
Spotlight: Roger Hardy
More about Roger Hardy
Roger trained at Kingston upon Thames College of Art and Design (Kingston University) where he was awarded BA (Hons) in graphic design. He had a successful career as a designer in London before he started making sculpture and moved to rural Suffolk in 2000. Roger’s figurative constructions and sculpture made using found elements from local boat yards and estuary worn wood from the river Alde, Suffolk, could have been carved long ago. Roger uses the natural processes in the degradation of his materials to simplify the essence of the human form. He enjoys the act of revelation as they are abraded by the elements that lend a timeless quality to his sculptures. Cleansed of their original purpose his figures take on a totemic resonance that help us define the human condition.
He has exhibited widely in Suffolk and across the eastern region as well as London.


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Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.