I am a wire sculpture artist and teacher of my craft. I have been making wire sculpture with tin copper wire for over 30 years.
Soldering skills are the key to my sculpture work. 30 years of working with heavy duty and very fine wire, enables me to make a wide range of wire sculptures from 14 gauge wire down to 36 gauge. With welding and many other fabrications skills I am able to make and teach a wide variety of sculptures in a wide variety of materials in fine detail.
Courses, kits & gifts
Group course for 3 people for an introduction into making metal sculpture
"Many thanks, Roger for a very rewarding and inspirational day!
The day was entirely designed to fit my particular set of circumstances and requirements.
As a long-time ceramic sculptor, I am currently in the process of widening my techniques and materials to include wood, resins and metals.
Rather than concentrating a single technique, Roger was able to give me an overview of a wide range of metal-joining techniques, ranging from Arc welding, Mig welding to brazing and soft-soldering.
Whilst I was working my way through the introductory exercises, Roger worked his way through testing and reviewing all of my existing tools and equipment and was able to assess those items that were "keepers" and had some worth, and those items that were not safe, or reliable for future use.
This, coupled with seeing his brilliant original artworks at close quarters, made the day very inspirational and contributed enormously to getting my metal-joining journey well under way.
Looking forward to further, in-depth tuition at a later date."
"Roger is very passionate about his craft..he shares so much about the process, he is happy to have photos and videos taken. Lots of opportunities to try the skills and take home rough and ready items. It takes long time to get skilled but I was happy I got to use a range of welding skills and take home a garden stake. Definitely had a great day. Very welcoming and engaging. "
"Roger is a superb teacher and goes the extra mile at every stage to ensure you get the best out of your day. Excellent introduction to bending metal, arc welding, MIG and TIG. Good coverage of safety and feel that I would be comfortable doing this at my own studio now.
Will be back to use the equipment hopefully. "
"I attended a one day course with Roger with the intention of being able to make a dandelion seed head for my garden. Upon arrival, I was delighted to find that he had taken the time to prepare some design drawings and had even made two scale models. This greatly helped me and I now feel confident that I can achieve my intention. Thank you Roger.. a great day!! "